OpenOffice.org has released version 1.1 of its office suite for Linux, Windows and Solaris in a variety of languages, including English, German, Swedish, Spanish and Japanese. New features for version 1.1 include native, one-click PDF export, Flash export, a faster load time, improved MS Office file compatibility and accessibility support. In addition, support for AportisDoc, Pocket Word and Pocket Excel has been added for easier transfer of documents to PDAs and handheld devices. OpenOffice.org 1.1 also offers an open, future-proof XML file format, which allows users to avoid file format lock-in situations. The suite and its source code can be downloaded from www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/download.html.
Employing an object-based architecture that manages data as large virtual objects, the ActiveScale Storage Cluster is comprised of the ActiveScale File System, StorageBlades and DirectorBlades, a 4U system shelf and an integrated gigabit Ethernet switch. The ActiveScale File System turns files into smart data objects and then dynamically distributes data activity across the StorageBlades. This design enables parallel data paths between servers and StorageBlades, eliminating performance and capacity bottlenecks. Application and user data is stored in the StorageBlades, and filesystem activity is coordinated by the DirectorBlades. DirectorBlades also virtualize data objects across the range of StorageBlades so the system can be viewed as a single namespace.
Panasas, 6520 Kaiser Drive, Fremont, California 94555, 510-608-7790, www.panasas.com.
Aqua Data Studio 3.5 is a database query and administration tool that allows developers to create, edit and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and modify database structures. Aqua Data Studio provides an integrated database environment with a single consistent interface to all major relational databases. This allows the database administrator or developer to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously from one application. Aqua Data Studio includes support for such database platforms as Oracle 8i/9i, IBM DB2, Informix Dynamic Server, Sybase Adaptive Server, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. New features for version 3.5 include complete schema extractions, SQL scripting of database objects and expanded Query Analyzer options.
AquaFold, Inc., www.aquafold.com.
The Stratus/PMC is a dual-head graphics controller PMC card designed for use in VME and CompactPCI embedded systems. It features a 128-bit graphics module for video capture with analog/digital I/O. Stratus/PMC's two display channels simultaneously deliver dual VGA or LVDS outputs or a single DVI output. Using the Silicon Motion SM731 graphics accelerator, Stratus/PMC supports single displays at screen resolutions up to 1600×1200×24bpp (with 16.7 million colors) and dual displays at 1024×768×24bpp. It also has an onboard 33/66MHz, 32-bit PCI interface; 16MB of SDRAM on-chip; composite and S-Video PAL/NTSC/SECAM support; and field-programmable VGA BIOS EEPROM. Stratus/PMC offers support for VxWorks, XFree86 and Microsoft Windows.
Peritek, 5550 Redwood Road, Oakland, California 94619, 800-281-4567, www.peritek.com.
Xybernaut has announced the release of ServicePoint, a mobile mini-server that is configured and shipped as a mobile application services platform. ServicePoint can function as a mobile or even wearable mini-server to direct information and application services to various devices and users over a wireless or wired network. Shipping with Red Hat Linux Professional Server, ServicePoint devices include a 500MHz Mobile Celeron Ultra Low Voltage Memory and Storage processor, 256MB of SDRAM, 5 or 10GB internal expandable hard drives, optional external drive ports, CompactFlash and USB ports, 8MB of SDRAM and a built-in sound card for full-duplex, stereo I/O.
Xybernaut Corporation, 12701 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 550, Fairfax, Virginia 22033, 703-631-6925, www.xybernaut.com.
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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- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- 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