Your Youth, in a Browser!
I've mentioned many times before the questionable nature of downloading video game ROMs in order to emulate them on your computer. (Heck, my very first article in Linux Journal was a description on how I built a MAME cabinet!) Although I have some emulation tricks up my sleeve for future issues, here I thought I'd mention the vast number of Flash-based emulators available on the Internet.
Some sites are more ad-laden than others, but many of them work quite well. For example, for old-school Nintendo games, check out http://www.nintendoemulator.com for a huge list of fully functional games. I played Super Mario Brothers on my laptop using Chrome's built-in Flash and wasted a great deal of time doing so!
As with downloading and emulating ROMs locally, you should be aware of potential legal and moral issues. I actually own so many old games that I don't have any moral problem playing with emulators, but I'm not the ultimate authority. If you want to try out some on-line emulators, either search Google for a few options, or visit the site mentioned above. It's a great way to spend a boring afternoon!
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