Red Hat has released a new distribution of Linux, RHS Linux. RHS Linux comes on CD-ROM only at this time, and features automated installation and X configuration, simplified system management tools, package installation and un-installation tools, and documentation. Source for all the binary packages is included in the same package format used to install the binary packages. RHS Linux complies with the Linux FSSTND, the standard that defines the location of most files on Linux systems, allowing you to install any FSSTNDcompliant binary package on your system without conflicts.
Red Hat Software can be reached at Red Hat Software, P.O. Box 4325, Chapel Hill, NC 27515; phone (919) 3099560; or email@example.com.
Soft*Star s.r.1. has released a Linux version of NetEye, a network management system based on OSF/Motif, SNMP, and a relational database. NetEye has very powerful support for monitoring networks and provides an intuitive graphical user interface that allows relatively inexperienced network administrators to effectively manage networks. It includes management of trouble reports, active network monitoring, reactive SNMP trap handling, and extensive reporting.
Soft*Star can be reached at Soft*Star s.r.1., Via Camburzano 9, 10143 Torino, Italy; +39 11 74 6092; fax +39 11 74 6487.
VersaSoft has released dBMAN, a dBASE III+ compatible DBMS, for Linux. It includes ad hoc query and edit capability, a report generator that does not require programming, scrollable windows (using termcap with color support), multi-dimensional arrays, data encryption and protection at the field level, source compatibility with dBASE III+ applications, extensions to dBASE III+ that are completely compatible over the more than 30 platforms supported by dBMAN, and a source-level debugger, yet requires less than 2MB of disk space to install.
VersaSoft can be reached at VersaSoft Corporation, 4340 Almaden Expressway, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95118; phone (408) 723-9044; or fax (408) 723-9046.
Mountain Math Software has just released a new DSP environment, licensed under the GNU General Public License. ObjectProDSP allows you to create, test, and run DSP networks, and it can support some DSP hardware. It includes approximately 400 pages of documentation and validation test suites. ObjectProDSP is designed to create self-documenting projects. This is demonstrated by the fact that much of the documentation that comes with ObjectProDSP is generated in this way.
ObjectProDSP can be downloaded via ftp from tsxll.mit.edu in /pub/linux/packages/dsp, and from sunsite.unc.edu in /pub/Linux/devel/opd.
Mountain Math Software can be reached at Mountain Math Software, P.O. Box 2124, Saratoga, CA 95070; phone (408) 353-3989; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABS has ported their Metropolis Applications Environment to Linux. MAE integrates a DBMS with a character-mode windowing system called “flip” and a personal organization manager called “Assistant Plus” which integrates e-mail, phone message taking, scratch pad, appointment scheduler, to-do lists, and a profile list manager.
Alpha Base can be reached at (213) 850-6577; fax (213) 876-0986.
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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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