2003 Readers' Choice Awards
Like The GIMP, GCC wins its category every year and always by a sizable lead. You feel almost sorry for their competitors. Although Emacs is in third place again, last year's second-place winner, Kylix, slipped to sixth place this year as KDevelop returns to the top three. Anjuta, which combines Glade, text-editing tools and a simulator in a single IDE, is the favorite write-in this year.
SuSE Linux Training
Linux Lunacy Cruise
Sun Wah-Pearl Linux OpenLDAP Workshop
We know official Linux training is anathema to some of you (like reading a manual for just about anything), but now more training classes and programs are available than ever before. SuSE's is the most popular distribution-related training, followed by the RHCE program. The write-ins covered everything from man pages and users to self-study and Usenet. We're glad to see so many of you are finding the Linux Cruise useful as well as fun.
In the closest race this category has seen in years, Slashdot beat LinuxFR by only 343 votes—pretty impressive when you consider 6,588 people voted. It's nice to see the rampant silliness of this year's freedom fries and freedom toast didn't extend to Da Linux French Page. Still, Slashdot is the first choice for updates on supercomputers, candidates for governor of California and two-hour Cadillac commercials—I mean Matrix sequels.
eZ Publish CMS
Perhaps this category is too new for regular Linux users to have developed a consensus. Only 893 people voted in this category, and 637 of those votes were write-ins. Rackspace is the only service to garner more than 10% of the vote. Or, perhaps people felt like one voter who said he found it hard to name his favorite because “I love/hate my host!” As usual, many of you take the DIY approach to Web hosting as well.
This category received the most votes of any except Favorite Distribution, which makes sense given the push for Linux on the desktop. With 44% of the votes, KDE is the winner for the sixth consecutive year. GNOME holds on to second place with 23% of the votes. Ion is the new favorite write-in vote, as last year's favorite, fluxbox, comes in fourth in its first year on the official list. Oh good, I was beginning to think I wouldn't see this write-in comment this year, but you didn't disappoint: “None, they all suck!”
Heather Mead is senior editor of Linux Journal.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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- The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
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