1,2: Aberdeen Group3,4: International Data Corp., in Economic Times5,6: eWeek7: SCO8-14: Risk Waters Group15: Bob Frankston16: Jim Stallings, IBM17: Associated Press
This is a nice, simple-to-use and easy-to-install management information base (MIB) browser. Those of you who use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) know how easy it can make life. The Details tab provides information about those MIBs you might not know a whole lot about or use often, so you can interpret the information or make changes using the browser. Requires: libgtk, libgdk, libgmodule, libglib, libdl, libXi, libXext, libX11, libm, libnetsnmp, libwrap, glibc, libcrypto, libnsl.
—David A. Bandel
My Calendar: fuzzymonkey.org/newfuzzy/software
If you need only one calendar—not one for everyone, but one for yourself or for the office or the Web—this program is extremely easy and quick to install. And as long as the protected/ directory is protected, you don't need to worry about someone changing your appointments. This calendar also e-mails you the next three days' appointments if you set up cron to run the e-mail script. Requires: web server, Perl, cal, pscal (optional).
—David A. Bandel
If you need something to keep an eye on your process table and perform some action based on said table, you need ps-watcher. Every day I used to have to look for errant Netscape processes and kill them. Well, ps-watcher can do this before the system comes to a crawl. You can base actions on percentage of CPU time used and other parameters. Simply define the parameter in the config file and set an action to take. You can log, kill, log and kill, and any of a number of other actions. Requires: Perl, Perl modules Sys::Syslog, File::Basename, Pod::Text, Config::IniFiles, Getopt::Long.
—David A. Bandel
A virtual beer is great, but a real one is undeniably better. Well, why not go that one step further and brew your own to your own tastes? This program comes with a tutorial for brewing real, not virtual beer. When you find the best combination of ingredients for a really hearty ale, pass the recipe on. Requires: libSM, libICE, libXext, libX11, libqt-mt, libstdc++, libm, libgcc_s, glibc, libdl, libfontconfig, libaudio, libXt, libpng, libz, libGL, libXmu, libX render, libXft, libfreetype, libpthread, libexpat.
—David A. Bandel
Alas, 2003 will not be the year of the enterprise Linux desktop; however, expect support from the large system vendors such as Dell, HP, IBM and Sun to be on the increase for desktop Linux (from practically nothing in 2002), as they realize that they can sell more Linux servers if there is a viable desktop Linux.
By 2007, we said one year ago, “No one will be fired for recommending Linux.” Shortening our own timeline by four years, we suggest that an IT buyer might already be fired today for failing to consider Linux. That's a small step but one of Neil Armstrong caliber.
Linux is a large component of our five-year computing strategy. We are investing and deploying it heavily in all areas of our Institutional Securities business. It's currently being used for mission-critical applications in our Equity and Fixed Income Divisions.
—Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, Morgan Stanley's global head of enterprise computing for the Institutional Securities business
We're no longer locked into a development platform. If we were going to port an application [to HP-UX], there would be some problems. Going with Linux, we can run the application on commodity hardware—IBM, HP or Dell—and take advantage of the benefits of the platform.
—Bridget O'Connor, Lehman Brothers
The other thing is continuing to enable all the platforms in the IBM family of products. When you do that, then no matter where the customer interacts with us, Linux is a part of this picture.
—Jim Stallings, IBM's Linux manager
Linux will not be very useful to ordinary people. It will be more useful to companies like ours.
—Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems
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