Year at which the over-65 population of Germany will approach 50%: 2030
Multiple of over-65 growth rate by which the under-35 population of Germany will shrink if the birth rate remains constant: 2
Millions of immigrants Germany will need to acquire per year to sustain its current workforce: 1
Number of times Tove Torvalds has won the Finnish karate championship: 6
Cost of a Windows network solution tested at the CRN test center: $4,688
Cost of an equivalent Linux-based network solution at the same CRN test center: $317
Percentage of cost savings of Linux vs. Windows at the CRN test center: 93
Percentage of humanity that lives on less than $2 per day: 50
Billions of people who live on less than $1 per day: 1
Number of women who die per minute in childbirth: 1
Days of paperwork processing it would take to legalize a bakery in Cairo: 500
Percentage by which use of “web bug” surveillance (via 1 × 1 pixel surveillance GIFs) has grown over three years ending August 2001: 500
Percentage of top 100 web destinations that use web page “spawning” (opening of unwanted windows) of some kind: 30
Percentage of the top 100 European domains that employ spawning: 20
Percentage of sites on the Internet that use “mouse trapping” to prevent the user from closing a page or using its back button: 5.7
Average number of sexual partners among persons aged 16-55 in the US: 14.3
Average frequency of sex per year among the same population in the US: 124
Position of both the above in relation to all 27 countries surveyed: 1
4: Open Source Initiative
5-7: Computer Reseller News
8-11: Bill Clinton
12: CNET, sourcing Cyveillance
The Open Source movement, and Linux in particular, are massive volunteer nonprofit projects that share the spirit of community media. It's a radical alternative movement creating successful mainstream software. In fact, it's the same movement that produced the software that the internet revolution depends on. Now the movement has produced a cutting-edge technology that suits the CBAA's needs far better than the commercial competition. The technology is Linux. A Linux server is one the CBAA could be proud of.
—From the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
One of the most successful commercial Linux initiatives last year was IBM's offering of Linux eServer partitions on its zSeries mainframes, which can mount up to thousands of simultaneous Linux servers. Winnebago Industries and Korean Air are two high-profile customers that already serve a lot of Linux out of zSeries mainframes.
Now IBM is moving downscale toward smaller businesses, noting IDC's estimate that small businesses represent 48% of all Linux installations, and that small and medium-sized businesses will account for over 50% of the worldwide server market in another two years. The company claims that over 200,000 customers around the world already run their business on IBM eServer iSeries, but they want to raise that number with a new offering: the Linux for iSeries Test Drive.
You can test drive Linux on an iSeries system with a choice of Turbolinux or SuSE distributions and 170MB of user space, for up to 14 days. There are fee-based offerings available as well. Visit www.iseries.ibm.com/developer/factory/testdrive for details.
Linus Torvalds has won the 2001 World Technology Award for Commerce. These awards are given by the World Technology Network “to honour those individual leaders or, at times, co-equal teams from across the globe who most contribute to the advance of emerging technologies of all sorts for the benefit of business and society.” It honors
...those innovators who have done work recently which has the greatest likely future significance and impact over the long-term...and who will likely become or remain key players in the technological drama unfolding in coming years.
The group adds that the awards “are about those individuals whose work today will, in our opinion, create the greatest ripple effects in the future...in both expected and unexpected ways.”
“Linus Torvalds was selected for his work on Linux and the Open Source Software Paradigm”, the Awards site says.
Linus Torvalds wrote the kernel of Linux and established the Open Source software model, which is a revolutionary way of creating software. In doing so, he not only designed one of the most important pieces of software ever, but he also created a new paradigm for software engineering.
Linux is one of the most important operating systems, at least as important as UNIX and MSDOS. It is crucial for mobile communication devices, for webservers, for the development of the Internet and for many other areas in computing, networking and information technology.
Linus Torvalds is not only an outstanding software engineer, but also a global community leader (of the open source software community).
The winners are announced at the end of each year, so the 2001 Awards were announced at the beginning of 2002. There were awards in twenty-three categories, with five finalists in each category. Other winners included:
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford University and author, for Law.
Robert Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com, for Communications Technology.
Gordon Moore, cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel, for Information Technology—Hardware.
Shawn Fanning, author of Napster, for both Entertainment and Entrepreneurship.
The full list of award recipients is at Nature: www.nature.com/nature/wta.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide