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Richard Stallman is one of over 200 speakers set to talk at the largest open-source event in Latin America. Every year, thousands of members of the Open Source community meet at the Fórum Internacional do Software Livre, scheduled this year from May 2-4, 2002 in Brazil.
Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil and host of the event, is a leader in the adoption of open source by the government and commercial users. The state has specific legislation regulating the use of software by government agencies, giving preference to open-source software.
Ypsilanti, Michigan, February 4, 2002—Linux, the open-source operating system, is at the heart of a popular new recipe service, recipesbyemail.com. Developed by Tap Internet, this service allows anyone with an e-mail client to search hundreds of recipes quickly and easily.
“It was something originally done as a proof-of-concept for a client—a database searchable through e-mail”, said Michael Kimsal, director of Tap Internet.
But soon after we'd finished the core technology, we decided to put up a “sample” to show other clients. Recipesbyemail.com has quickly become a staple for many users on the Internet to find just the recipes they're looking for.
“We intentionally keep the e-mails text-only to ensure maximum compatibility whether you're using Outlook or a Palm Pilot or a cell phone”, said Kimsal. “By building on Linux, we were able to do this on a shoestring and still provide value to the users, many of whom don't have very fast connections or modern browsers.” The system is built on Slackware Linux, using a combination of Perl, MySQL, procmail and PHP.
“We will be introducing a new feature soon to allow users to send in their own recipes, which we hope will help increase interest in the system even more.”
Pentagon transactions, in trillions of dollars, for which there is no accounting: 2.3
Approximate amount, in millions of dollars, wasted by the Pentagon in the last two minutes: 2
Number of moons in the solar system with diameters larger than the planet Pluto: 8
Number of kilometers by which the diameter of Earth's moon exceeds that of Pluto: 1,176
Hours between the crawling of a barely exposed web page by an e-mail-harvesting robot and the arrival of its first spam: 8
Estimated ten-thousandths of a second that Earth's rotation will be slowed by global warming by 2100: 1
Percent by which the world's over-65 population will grow by 2025: 100
Percent by which the world's number of children will grow by 2025: 3
Number of wireless public “hot spots” scheduled for deployment in Korea before the Soccer World Cup this summer: 25,000
Percentage of users who arrive at web sites by direct navigation or bookmarks (rather than search engines), as of February 6, 2002: 52
Same as above, one year earlier: 46
Millions of dollars in reported Yahoo profits in 2000: 71
Billions of dollars in losses Yahoo would have had in 2000 if option expenses had been factored in: 1.3
Percentage of engineers whose career interests solidified before or during 10th grade: 59
Percentage of engineers who “decided to pursue their careers because of an affinity for math and science and their desire to innovate and explore new approaches to everyday actions”: 79
Billions of dollars in pocket change circulating in the United States: 7.7
Number of operating systems bundled with a $399 US PC at Walmart.com: 0
Number of Wal-Mart stores worldwide: 4,382
Low end of estimated range of Linux users: 2,403,060
High end of estimated range of Linux users: 60,076,500
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
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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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