Give your favorite superheroes a desktop home with Radical Breeze's RadicalCodex 1.0, an ebook and digital comic-book organizer and reader just for Linux. RadicalCodex enables users to read, bookmark, search and organize their entire e-comic library. The reader not only supports the most popular ebook and comic formats—such as PDF, TXT, CBR and CBZ—but it also exports ebooks to both the Amazon Kindle and the Sony PRS-505 via drag and drop. The CBR and CBZ formats are favored by many “indie” comic-book publishers. RadicalCodex is available for purchase from Radical Breeze's on-line store.
Ancient are the days of a multimedia-handicapped Linux, thanks in part to applications like Moonlight, a newly 1.0 open-source project that gives Linux users access to Microsoft Silverlight content for the first time. It also plays Windows Media content. Moonlight is developed by the Mono Project, sponsored by Novell, and it works in tandem with the Banshee media player. Moonlight is part of a technical collaboration between Microsoft and Novell that offers a set of media codecs that bring optimized and licensed decoders for the Microsoft-based media formats. Developers also can write Rich Internet Applications for multiple platforms. Moonlight is available for all major Linux distros.
In an effort to save you money and save the planet at the same time, Appro has launched its GreenBlade System, which the company bills as an “open, green and affordable blade solution for mid-sized businesses”. Based on Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors, the GreenBlade is an energy-efficient solution that consolidates server, storage, network, power and simplified management capabilities. The solution comes in a 5U form factor and offers a variety of blade configurations with up to ten dual-processor server blades and 80 processing cores. Other features include up to 64GB of memory and 1.0TB of storage per compute blade, and up to four 1,625 Watt high-efficiency (90%+) power supplies per system. Appro's GreenBlade System also is part of the Appro Go-Green initiative that seeks to “address the HPC environmental challenges with performance-optimized and power-efficient solutions”.
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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