Thanks to everyone who decided that looking for a miniscule beer bottle among the pages of Linux Journal for a chance at some auto accoutrements is a worthy way to spend what little free time you have. Jon maddog Hall even sent in a correct answer (albeit too late to qualify for the prize), telling us “You can't hide beer from maddog”, as if we didn't know.
Many hundreds of readers were sharp enough to find the beer bottle on the table on page 93 in the “Crystal Space” article. Some even picked up on the hint by way of the 3-D glasses suggestion. Others should spend more time looking for beer (or better yet—a job) and less time drinking it, for they “found” beer in the most remarkable places in the magazine's pages. For these folks we're offering another chance. To make the new start fresh, this time you'll be looking for something completely different—a mug of beer—and no, it's not the one pictured here. This one is an example. For this month's prize we'll be letting you help us clean out our warehouse by accepting some pristine vintage Linux Journal XL T-shirts. This time, correct responders numbered 200-300 will win.
Send your mailing address with your answer to email@example.com. Good luck!
If you're doing without Tetris or Solitaire one day at a time, stop reading right now. The free SDL-based game Frozen Bubble, in which you control a cute penguin and lob colored bubbles into a geometric pattern while a chill-room soundtrack plays, is so addictive that user Nick Moffitt reported it to the Debian bug tracking system as a “Title 1 Controlled Substance”.
Bug Report: bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=143176
Game Home Page: www.frozen-bubble.org
Estimated millions of dollars saved annually by Largo, Florida by running Linux applications on Linux servers and thin clients: 1
Number of distinct domains that lead to the Tina's Webcam site: 4,525
Millions of dollars Bertlesmann loaned Napster, through April 2002: 85
Millions of dollars more Bertlesmann would be willing to pay Napster, as of April 2002: 15-30
Billions of dollars for which Napster was originally sued by the RIAA on behalf of Bertlesmann and other companies: 20
Debian Linux CDs burned by the government of Extremadura, a rural area called the poorest in Spain, for distribution to schools through newspaper inserts: 80,000
Number of schools in Extremadura: 670
Number of technology centers in Extremadura: 32
Expected yearly savings to the Extremadura community in millions of dollars: 7
Number of government offices and schools expected in the Extremadura extranet by the end of 2002: 1,478
Number of Extremadura's teachers expected to be trained on the use of Linux in the classroom: 15,000
Millions of dollars spent by MCA Records to make and market the album Ultimate High by Carly Hennesey: 2.2
Copies of Ultimate High sold as a result of MCA Records' efforts: 378
Percentage of records that become profitable, according to record industry sources: 5
Average number of records that must be sold for a major label release to break even: 500,000
Size in inches at its widest side of the Transmeta Crusoe-based OQO “modular computer”: 4.9
Weight in ounces of the OQO: 9
Size in GB of the OQO's hard drive: 10
Expected battery life in hours of the OQO: 8
Trillions of calculations per second of the Linux-powered supercomputer HP sold to the US Dept. of Energy in April 2002: 8.3
Number of Intel Itanium 64-bit processors in the Energy Dept.'s new Linux supercomputer: 1,400
Millions of dollars the Energy Dept. will pay for its new supercomputer: 24.5
2: Ben Edelman, Harvard Law case study
3: New York Times
4-5: ABC News, MP3 Newswire
6-11: Wired News
12-15: Wall Street Journal
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.
Join Linux Journal's Mike Diehl and Pat Cameron of Help Systems.
Free to Linux Journal readers.Register Now!
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Interview with Patrick Volkerding
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- 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