The blogs remain alive with the sound of grumbling after MySQL stopped providing binaries of the community edition for some versions of its popular database. To appease the database faithful, the firms Solid Information Technology and Proven Scaling teamed up to create DorsalSource.org, a repository for updated binaries of MySQL and related products, such as solidDB for MySQL. Platforms covered include Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The site will be maintained and run by the community.
The CD Recycling Center of America is not a new product per se but rather a means to transform our old products—compact discs—into new ones. The Center recycles “all components of compact-disc packaging, CDs and DVDs alike, including the disc, the case and the paper booklet”. By recycling, you'll save energy and landfill space and reduce pollution, and your CDs will become raw materials for a new generation of products. Center founder Bruce Bennett says, “If a product requires manufacturing into a man-made item that basically will not naturally recycle itself, then man has the duty to find, collect, recycle and reuse as much of that product as new products in any way he can. Compact discs are one of these man-made products.” We couldn't have said it more eloquently ourselves.
If the virtualization scene makes you giddy, have a good cackle over Tumbling Dice's new Fedora coLinux, a customized coLinux distribution that runs Fedora Core virtually under Microsoft Windows. Tumbling Dice claims easier installation than the standard coLinux, a complete manual, ease of use and full Fedora Core functionality. Target customers for the product include “technically competent 'hobbyists'”, who don't want the overhead of a dual-boot solution, and companies and institutions with spare computing resources to deploy for large-scale applications (such as databases, simulations and so forth). The software/manual combo are available for download from the firm's Web site. Also see the coLinux link below for more info on the project.
At about a one-a-month clip, and under the umbrella of its media-agnostic Professional Ruby Series, Addison-Wesley is cranking out interesting new resources for Ruby and Ruby on Rails developers. One of the series' new products is Rails Routing, a Digital Short Cut (PDF download) from author David Black on taking full advantage of the Rails routing system. Another new product is the book RailsSpace: Building a Social Networking Website with Ruby on Rails, from Michael Hartl and Aurelius Prochazka. RailsSpace “helps developers learn to build large-scale, industrial-strength projects in Ruby on Rails by developing a real-world application: a social networking Web site a la MySpace, Facebook, or Friendster”. Finally, RailsSpace also features a companion video-training product, dubbed RailsSpace livelessons, due out in July 2007.
Do all of us a favor by holding a cup under your drool-leaking mouth as you read on, because Wolfram Research has released Version 6 of its flagship Mathematica application. Mathematica 6, a powerful general computation environment for calculations, large-scale computations, complex programming and visualizing and modeling data, is the “most important advance in its 20-year history”, says Wolfram, as well as “a whole new way of interacting with the world of data”. Key new advances include dynamic interface creation; adaptive visualization; symbolic interface construction; improved automation of external data handling; final-quality presentation throughout the working process; built-in utilization of computable data sources; and the unification of graphics, text and controls. Mathematica 6 has 32- and 64-bit editions for Linux (SUSE, Red Hat, Fedora), UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X.
James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.
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