2003 Readers' Choice Awards
Every time I see Gnutella, I think Nutella, that yummy hazelnut/cocoa spread from Europe. Apparently, Gnutella is almost as good. Freenet cracked the top three this year, pushing audiogalaxy down to fifth position, while spots one and three are a repeat of last year's. eDonkey is all over the write-ins, as are Kazaa, mldonkey and Bit Torrent.
In a year of major talk of Linux on the desktop and boasts of super quick and easy installation tools, Debian claims first place in the distribution category for the first time ever. Is this a revolt by the hard-core technophiles? Or, is the seductive power of apt-get luring in new recruits?
The beauty of this category is the write-in section, which offers a wondrous and intriguing display of personal tastes. The top spots are always coffee, water and tea. But the write-ins range from vodka to an assortment of microbrews to Yerba Mate and Tang. This year's winner for nastiest-sounding beverage: coffee with cinnamon and red pepper. PS: kudos to the person who correctly spelled Merlot with both an R and a T.
Last year's attack on the top three position by GUI e-mail clients holds on for another year. mutt, in fourth place, had only half as many votes as Mozilla. Evolution, in its second year, bested KMail by only 151 votes.
2003 is the second year the embedded category has been a part of these awards, and it received twice as many total votes as last year. Qtopia and MontaVista switched positions this year, and SnapGear Embedded jumped straight to fourth place its first year on the market. The most popular write-in is the Familiar Project for PDAs.
More addictive than crystal meth, more entertaining than a Michael Jackson scandal and more dangerous than a lawyer defining “intellectual property”, Frozen Bubble jumped straight to number one in its first year on the official nominee list. Will it be replaced next year by Neverwinter Nights, this year's first place write-in?
The GIMP won again; we know, we were shocked too. More interesting is the number of write-in votes that list Adobe Photoshop used via CrossOver Office.
By a three-to-one margin, gaim is once again your favorite IM client. Second and third place went to different clients from last year. Last year's runner-up, Licq, dropped to fifth place with only 388 votes. irssi is the favorite write-in for 2003. And although I don't know a lot about guns, I am fairly confident in saying a 12-gauge Mossberg 500A is not an IM client.
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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