The Slovakian company Thinstuff recently released Touch Rdpserver, a Linux-based Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) terminal server solution for RDP 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, Windows CE and rdesktop clients. Thinstuff claims that the product provides virtual X servers for highly optimized X11 to RDP translation, a server management framework for operating large-scale terminal server clusters and low-bandwidth consumption. Thinstuff offers a free, downloadable demo on its Web site.
Airchitex's Cuckoo is a network appliance for those who want the peace of mind that comes with having one's own SNTP time server. Cuckoo is designed to supply accurate and precise time to every machine in your network, sans loud bird. The device receives its time information from global positioning system (GPS) satellites, making it accurate to +/– 1 millisecond. Network protocols include NTP, TIME and DAYTIME; autosets for time zones and daylight-savings time work in the US. Airchitex claims that Cuckoo avoids common time errors stemming from PC clock drift and Internet routing latency, among other issues.
If your mission is to code in different operating systems, SlickEdit v11 might be your editor. This latest update, from its eponymous mother company, adds a range of new features, such as code templates, comment wrapping, comment autogeneration for Javadoc and XMLdoc, regex evaluator, Xft font support, Vim emulation, universal binary support for Macintosh and more. These build on legacy features such as the Context Tagging engine and the DIFFzilla tool for comparing files and directories. SlickEdit supports more than 40 languages on seven platforms, including Linux kernel 2.4 and later. A free trial edition is available for download on the company's Web site.
Grudgingly or not, many of us use Microsoft's Active Directory for user authentication and system access. Against this backdrop, we are gleefully adding desktops of various flavors. The detriment to this variety comes in the form of cross-platform identity and access management issues. Centrify's DirectControl Suite attempts to eliminate these issues by delivering secure access control and centralized identity management by seamlessly integrating UNIX, Linux, Mac OS, J2EE and Web platforms with Microsoft Active Directory. Admins can control who has access to what systems and applications while centrally managing a consistent, global security policy. End users can access all systems with a single password and can get access in minutes rather than days.
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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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