A new free embedded Linux distribution is available from SnapGear, Inc. SnapGear Embedded offers support both for microprocessors lacking MMUs, such as ColdFire, ARM and SPARC, and those with MMUs, including SuperH, XScale and x86. Based on SnapGear's work maintaining μClinux patches, this distribution includes toolchains, API standardizations and library support for a single executable and source collection. Available as a free download on the SnapGear Embedded web site, it also is available for a fee in CD-ROM form.
SnapGear, Inc., 7984 South Welby Park Drive #101, West Jordan, Utah 84088, 801-282-8492, www.snapgear.com (company site), www.snapgear.org (downloads).
Based on SmartFLeX Technology's embedded Flash Linux system, the SFT-CXC is a dual-mode network terminal that supports operations as both a character and X terminal. In character terminal mode, the SFT-CXC can have up to five different simultaneous sessions in full-screen mode over Ethernet or a a serial connection. In X mode, the client provides one XDMCP session to a network host system. Shape extensions are included to enable compatibility with window managers. Remote management of the SFT-CXC system settings is available through a browser.
SmartFLeX Technology, Inc., 623 Selvaggio Drive, Suite 220, Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064, 610-746-2390, www.smartflextech.com.
Address Object for Linux is software that allows programmers to add address verification and routines to custom PC or web applications. Addresses are verified in batch applications or in real time by comparing the submitted address to a time zone, congressional district or county. Latitude and longitude coordinates are returned as well. Address Object uses shared object technology to provide easy installation on existing hardware components. It can operate in any environment running on an x86 platform and is CASS-certified by the US Postal Service.
Melissa Data Corporation, 22382 Avenida Empresa, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688, 949-589-5200, www.melissadata.com.
Offering support for Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1, ATG 6 builds on-line commerce and self-service applications, in addition to managing business transactions and relationships. Functions include self-service order entry, account administration and customer-end tasks such as product comparisons, gift registration and express checkouts. Automation tools direct the logical workflow of projects and automate entire sequences of interactions. Interconnected modules handle publishing, search, analytics, payments and fraud protection duties. ATG integrators are provided to connect ATG 6 with various existing ERP and CRM systems.
ATG, 25 First Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141, 617-386-1000, www.atg.com.
Trustix has released the Trustix Small Office Server, designed for environments of up to 25 networked users and upgradable to 50 users. Small Office Server includes the Trustix distribution and provides Web, mail, proxy and LAN server capabilities. It can be installed on existing hardware or pre-installed on IBM xSeries hardware. RAV antivirus and antispam software is included, as is the NetVault backup and restore application. Small Office Server supports centralized storage for user files, network caching and a centralized logon.
Trustix, 4819 Emperor Boulevard, 4th Floor, Durham, North Carolina 27703, 919-313-4599, www.trustix.com.
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