Linux Journal Contents #30, October 1996
What is Java, Really?
by Rudi Cilibrasi
Let's Skip the hype. This article explains what Java is and points you to the right places if you want to dive in.
Flicker-free Animation Using Java
by Paul Buchheit
Currently the most popular use of Java seems to be in building applets. This article shows you not only how to make an applet, but how to make it look good.
That First Gulp of Java
by Brian Christeson and John D. Mitchell
A relatively new technology, Java has experienced phenomenal growth. Why? Read on.
News and Articles
My Next Pentium Is A DEC Alpha
by Bryan W. Headley
Is a DEC Alpha a solution if you want a really fast Linux system? Here is one person's experience that may help you decide.
DEC AXP Review
by Bryan Phillippe
Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings ... it's Digital's AXP (aka Alpha) computer.
Letters to the Editor
From the Publisher
The Politics of Freedom
Linux Means Business
Stop the Presses
Network Buffers and Memory Management
Linux Means Business
Using Sendmail as a Multi-Platform Mail Router
The Java Reference Package from SSC
Directories & References
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.
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- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Tips for Optimizing Linux Memory Usage
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
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