Fear not, gadget geeks, for in future issues we'll fully cover the new ASUS Eee PC—so much so that you'll grumble “enough already!” The Eee PC is a new, ultraportable Linux-based laptop starting at (this is not a typo) $259 US. ASUS is marketing the 700 model (2GB Flash storage, 256MB of RAM) to first-time/elderly computer users, low-income households and K–12 education, while the 701 model (4GB Flash storage, 512MB of RAM) is mainly for PC owners seeking convenient mobility. Both models feature preloaded Xandros Linux, Intel Celeron-M 900MHz processor, 7" display, 10/100Mbps LAN, 802.11 b/g wireless, three USB 2.0 ports, MMC/SD card reader, VGA out, Windows XP compatibility/drivers, built-in camera (optional on the 700) and a four-cell battery. There are no optical drives; both models weigh in at 0.9kg/2lbs. At the time of this writing, ASUS projects that dealers should have the Eee PC by late September 2007.
Who knows where you'll find Linux next? One sure spot is the embedded brain inside Olive Media Products' new OPUS 307S audio system. The OPUS 307S, part of Olive's OPUS N°3 product line, is a stylish audio component that goes in your stereo rack and contains all of your digital music on its 250GB hard drive. The OPUS can store up to 700 CDs in lossless quality. Improvements on the OPUS 307S over previous Olive devices include perpendicular recording technology for lower power consumption, higher storage density, improved long-term reliability and inaudible operation. In addition, Olive will preload up to 300 of your CDs for free.
Move over Swiss Army knife, Lantronix has released its new SecureLinx Branch (SLB) Office Manager product, an IT management appliance that integrates a console server, power management and an Ethernet switch into a 1U rack-mountable device. With SLB, system administrators can securely manage a diverse range of servers and IT infrastructure equipment in branch/remote offices from anywhere via the Internet. SLB allows enterprises to avoid the cost of dedicated technicians and other expensive overhead at each satellite location.
A year ago we saw Lenovo tepidly dip its pinky-toe into the Linux waters by certifying and supporting its ThinkPad T60p notebook with user-installed SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED). This year finds Lenovo frolicking in the balmy Linux Sea, offering SLED preloaded and supported on its business-oriented ThinkPad T Series. Lenovo says that strong demand for Linux notebooks from customers made the preload option inevitable. Preloaded ThinkPads will be available to the general public in Q4 2007.
We've been tracking the buzz surrounding Sendio's I.C.E Box, an e-mail security appliance that reputedly blocks 100% of spam with no false positives. Although the I.C.E. Box has been shipping for several months, its Linux credentials recently came to our attention. Shunning the antispam filter approach, the I.C.E. Box performs a one-time verification that the sender of the message is someone with whom you indeed wish to communicate. The result is an end to the junk while maintaining legitimate communications. The appliance integrates seamlessly with any e-mail server and LDAP environment. A built-in Kaspersky antivirus engine also is included.
Software development with open-source code is great, but it can be complicated. This is why Black Duck Software created protexIP/development (now v4.4), “a platform that helps companies govern how their software assets are created, managed and licensed.” protexIP helps developers and legal counsel in managing the use of code from open-source projects who have explicitly decided to switch to GPLv3 and those that have not. Also included is an enhanced KnowledgeBase, a library of open-source and vendor-added code software components with detailed licensing information for more than 140,000 components.
James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.
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