Linux Journal Contents #180, April 2009
Everybody loves System Administrators, right? What's the old saying, "I'm gonna beat you like a red-headed sysadmin." Don't fret, we still love ya here at Linux Journal, and we've got a System Administration issue to prove it. Find out how to build a Linux-based install server for installing that other operating system. Then, read about Freeboo for network restore and booting. And, if you need just one more virtualization option to think about, read about using Solaris-Zones to run Linux. There's so much packed in this issue that the only way to tell you about it in this small space is with a core dump: PXE, Freeboo, Munin, Solaris-Zones, Squid, Irrlicht, recover your MBR, Point/Counterpoint: Mutt vs. Thunderbird, jQuery plugins, Clouds, bash, eight New Products, a home Karaoke game, the monthly regulars and a few ads from the guys that get us what we need and help us pay the bills.
PXE: Not Just for Server Networks Anymore!
by Bill Childers
Build a Windows install server...using Linux!
FreeBoo: an Open Architecture for Network Dual Boot
by Cristina Barrado and Sebastian Galiano
Open-source network restore and boot.
Munin—the Raven Reports
by Patricia Jung
Monitor anything, not just system parameters.
Solaris-Zones: Linux IT Marbles Get a New Bag
by Victor Burns
Run Linux and Solaris on the same machine.
3-D Graphics Programming with Irrlicht
by Mike Diehl
3-D graphics programming—not just for geniuses anymore!
Shawn Powers' Current_Issue.tar.gz
Fixing Starships, Transporters and Even Computers
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Writing jQuery Plugins
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Backing Up to the Clouds
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
More Fun with Word and Letter Counts
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Building a Secure Squid Web Proxy, Part I
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
When Disaster Strikes: Scratching the Master Boot Record
Kyle Rankin and Bill Childer's
Mutt vs. Thunderbird
Doc Searls' EOF
In Every Issue
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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|The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database||Jul 29, 2016|
|Stunnel Security for Oracle||Jul 28, 2016|
|SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager||Jul 21, 2016|
|My +1 Sword of Productivity||Jul 20, 2016|
|Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!||Jul 19, 2016|
|Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)||Jul 18, 2016|
- The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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