The Amazon Kindle is an ebook reader which uses an E Ink electronic paper display that simulates reading on paper.
Beginning in September 2011, Linux Journal began offering a Kindle edition. All paid Linux Journal subscribers receive access to download their monthly issue in Kindle's .mobi format as a part of their regular subscription.
Kindle Edition FAQ
Q. I downloaded the .mobi edition of the magazine from Linux Journal's Digital Download page. Now how do I get it on to my Kindle?
A. To add a Linux Journal .mobi edition to your Kindle:
- Turn on your Kindle
- Connect the Kindle to your computer using the USB cable that came with your Kindle
- Drag and drop the .mobi file into the documents folder on your Kindle
- Safely disconnect your Kindle from your PC/Mac
- Your copy of Linux Journal should now appear in your Kindle library
Q. Can I read .mobi files on my desktop computer?
A. Yes. For Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows systems, we like to use the free and open source Calibre to read .mobi files. Amazon does specifically offer a free Kindle for PC app, however it is currently only available to Windows users. Either way, if you're reading Linux Journal on your desktop and not a Kindle, we recommend downloading our PDF or Enhanced Online Digital edition instead (paid subscribers have access to both).
Q. Do I need to be subscribed to the Enhanced Online Digital edition to get access to the .mobi file?
A. No. All paid subscribers receive access to all digital formats.
Q. Are back issues of Linux Journal available as .mobi files?
A. Kindle's .mobi file format of the magazine is only available for the September 2011 issue on forward.
Q. I'm a subscriber. Where do I download the .mobi files?
A. You can download all available .epub files on our Digital Download page (you'll need to login).
Q. Can I buy single issues of Linux Journal for my Kindle?
A. Yes. Linux Journal is available for single issue purchase on Amazon.com (at this time, yearly subscriptions are only offered directly through Linux Journal, however).
Q. Can I see a sample of the Kindle edition of the magazine before buying?
A. Yes. We invite you to sample our September 2011 issue free of charge.
Q. I have a .mobi-related question not answered here. Can you help me?
A. Yes! Please e-mail us your question and we'll do our best to get you an answer. If it's a commonly asked question, we'll also post it here.
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.
Join Linux Journal's Mike Diehl and Pat Cameron of Help Systems.
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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