Does your job require you to draw pretty pictures with boxes and lines before you get to write any code? If UML is party of your workplace reality, Excel Software has begun shipping QuickUML 2.0 for Linux, Windows and Mac. According to Excel, QuickUML is designed to be, well, quick. They claim that no formal training is needed to begin designing objects using the tool, and that QuickUML can generate code stubs for C++, Java or Delphi. Single-user licenses start at $295 US.
You've got mail. Lots and lots of mail. Maybe you need the Merak mail server from IceWarp Software Ltd. Already a widely deployed server under Windows, the new Linux edition of the software is specifically tuned to the OS. Certified for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it also has been tested on Red Hat Fedora Core and Gentoo. Success also has been reported on SUSE, Mandrake, Ubuntu and Debian distributions. The package includes antispam, antivirus, groupware and instant-messaging capabilities, and it is designed for loads of up to 20,000 messages per minute and up to 100,000 active accounts. Pricing runs from $210 US for a single domain version to $5,700 US for a full-blown package with all the features.
With government spooks evidently reading all our e-mail, perhaps it's time to invest in a cryptographic solution for your sensitive data. CRYPTOCard-Server version 6.3 offers an all-in-one access solution combining a smart card or software token with a user-specific pin to validate access to the corporate network. Compatible with SUSE Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, the CRYPTOCard solution can lock the doors to authorized users trying to sneak in via PPP, SSH, Samba and VPN solutions, as well as the Linux display managers. A five-user package with the server and five tokens is available for $499 US.
If you need more capabilities than a bootable Flash or CD distribution of Linux offers, LaCie has released a bootable Linux distribution pre-installed onto a 40 or 80GB USB hard drive. Based on its FA Porsche-designed USB hard drive family, the GlobeTrotter 2.0 features a copy of Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 pre-installed on the drive and tuned to launch on just about any system that supports booting from USB devices. The 40GB version retails for $139.99 US and the 80GB for $199.99 US, and it includes a one-month membership to Mandriva Online. The drives also include OpenOffice.org.
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
- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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