Whether you're a long time Linux enthusiast or a newbie, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the vast amount of Linux information available. We've compiled a short list of places you can most easily start your search for help. And remember, no matter what your skill level, you're not alone. Help is always available.
Linux Documentation Project
The LDP is an immense collection of free Linux documentation ranging from complete books to some of the best HOWTOs.
- LDP Home Page: headquarters of the documentation project
- HOWTOS: a collection of the more popular Linux primers
General Linux Discussions
- Linux Journal forums allow users to interact with each other.
- linux-list is a Linux mailing list hosted by Linux Journal that covers a variety of Linux topics with a high signal-to-noise ratio.
- linux-kernel is the high-traffic list where arguments over kernel development happen. Great if you're writing a driver or porting to new hardware, but bad for end-user questions. Do your homework before posting to this one.
- USENET features thousands of newsgroups specific to Linux.
We can't help but to blow our own horn here a bit but Linux Journal really is one of the best places to learn about everything-Linux. Crawl through our website for thousands of articles open to the public, many of which are presented in a hands-on, how-to style to help you learn the ropes. And whatever you do, don't forget to start your subscription today so you can stay on top of it all.
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