Linux Journal Contents #57, January 1999
DIPC: The Linux Way of Distributed Programming
by Mohsen Sharifi and Kamran Karimi
This article discusses the main characteristics of Distributed Inter-Process Communication (DIPC), a relatively simple system software that provides uses of the Linux operating system with both the distributed shared memory and the message passing paradigms of distributed programming.
Transform Methods and Image Compression
by Darrel Hankerson and Greg A. Harris
An introduction to JPEG and wavelet transform techniques using Octave and Matlab.
LJ Interviews Kent McNall of Apropos
by Marjorie Richardson
A talk with the head of a company using Informix SE for Linux in a point-of-sale application almost before it was announced.
1998 Readers' Choice Awards
by Amy Kukuk
You voted, we counted, here are the results.
1998 Editor's Choice Awards
by Marjorie Richardson
A look at the Editor's choices for best products of 1998 and why she chose them.
News & Articles
Introduction to LyX
by Ulrich Quill
Make working with LaTex easier by using the WYSIWYG editor LyX.
x-automate: Control Your Home with Linux
by Stewart Benedict
Mr. Benedict show us the way to live in the home of the future by using our computer to control lights and appliances.
A Short History of Women in Technology
by Thomas Connelly
If you think all computer professionals are men think again. Mr. Connelly tells us about some well-known women in computer annals.
The Proper Image for Linux
by Randolph Bentson
Dr. Bentson did a survey of Linux kernel developers to find out about their backgrounds. Here are the results.
Understanding a Context Switching Benchmark
by Randy Appleton
A look at the Linux kernel scheduler.
An Introduction to VRML
by Tuomas Lukka
Getting Started with Quake
by Bob Zimbinski
First Canadian National Linux Installfest
by Dean Staff
VariCAD Version 6.2-0.3
by Bradley Willson
SciTech Display Doctor 1.0
by James Youngman
PartitionMagic 4.0: A Linux User's Perspective
by Roderick Smith
Take Command Calendar Programs
by Michael Stutz
Mr. Stutz introduces us to a digital method for keeping track of appointments and those important dates in our lives.
Linux Means Business Linux as a PACS Server for Nuclear Medicine
by Cheng-Ta Wu
Linux is being used in a Taiwan hospital as a server for medical images and as a firewall.
System Administration Caching the Web, Part 1
by David Guerrero
Improve your users' browsing and save your bandwidth by using proxy servers to cache web pages.
Kernel Korner Linux for Macintosh 68K Port
by Alan Cox
“I don't care if space aliens ate my mouse” or a case study in both the technical and human issues in porting the Linux OS to a new M68K target platform.
At the Forge Creating a Web-based BBS, Part 1
by Reuven M. Lerner
Ready to create your own virtual community? Here's how to begin.
Letters to the Editor
Stop the Presses
by Norman M. Jacobowitz
1998 Atlanta Linux Showcase
Best of Technical Support
Installation and Configuration of FreeBSD
by Sean Eric Fagan
Here's how to set up a web server using another freely available operating system, FreeBSD, a high performance, mature, UNIX-like system.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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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- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
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