On page 64 of your September 2002 issue you gave the Editors' Choice Award for Communication Tool to the Evolution mailer, saying “We like the idea of being able to compose more than one message at once.” It has been possible to do this for more than a decade using MH, and now nmh. This suite of e-mail commands fits nicely with the UNIX shell, providing separate commands for scanning a mail folder, searching e-mail and composing new messages. Draft messages sit in their own folder giving an effectively unlimited number. Myself, I still have drafts to finish dating back to 1999! For more information on nmh, see www.mhost.com/nmh or www.ics.uci.edu/~mh/book/.
Is there any reason why LJ never writes a word about one of the latest Linux distributions from right here, the Eastside? I am talking about Redmond Linux, now called Desktop Linux from Lycoris. What gives? They have not bought any advertising space?
—Joe Pannon, Bellevue, Washington
I would like to know what accounting program to suggest when I am working with local businesses switching to Linux. I am interested in seeing a review and comparison of accounting software such as Quasar and Appgen MyBooks.
I always read with interest your articles on the Ultimate Linux Box. Each year was more powerful than the last. But I had other things to take care of, so I would read and dream.
Last year was different though, I was actually able to build, albeit slowly, your dual Athlon screamer! Was I happy? No way to describe it. I finally finished it this past summer with the purchase of a couple of fast SCSI drives. What a difference that made! What more could I possibly want except the nice case with all that wonderful cooling. But that will have to wait.
Why wait you ask? It's because in this latest (September 2002) issue you have now written another of these articles, and now I no longer have what you call the Ultimate Linux Box! I can't believe it? Do I go with the upgrade thing again? What is a guy to do? I worked so hard to get up with the rest of the fast crowd, and now I won't be at the top anymore. What a letdown. I'm totally disillusioned. I just don't know what to do. Perhaps next year when I read the article I'll have a chance to upgrade again. Until then, keep up the great work you do for the Linux community.
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.
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