As if gamers didn't need another fix, CodeWeavers recently released Linux and Mac versions of CrossOver Games 8.1, an emulator that allows one to play Windows-based games without a Windows license. The new version 8.1, code-named Zombie Mallard, adds support for the fervently anticipated new game Left4Dead 2 to the existing roster of games, which includes World of Warcraft, EVE Online, Guild Wars, Prey and the Half-Life series. CodeWeavers says that it is pleased to enable its customers to “do their bit to stave off the effects of the apocalyptic zombie plague sweeping this nation”. CrossOver Games is available for download, either directly or via its authorized resellers.
Gene Sally's new book Pro Linux Embedded Systems (Apress) goes beyond just porting embedded Linux to new hardware to cover tuning Linux and leveraging open-source code to build more robust, feature-rich embedded applications. The guide is a resource for employing technologies and techniques typically reserved for desktop systems. Readers will learn the anatomy of an embedded Linux project as well as how to create an embedded Linux development environment, configure and build an embedded Linux kernel, configure and build open-source projects for embedded systems and minimize resources and boot times. In addition, the book explores open-source resources available to improve development.
If you're looking for a comprehensive resource on artificial intelligence, pick up the new third edition of Peter Norvig and Stuart Russell's book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Targeted at computer professionals, linguists and cognitive scientists interested in artificial intelligence, this work is an exhaustive treatment of the theory and implementations of AI. Key topics include intelligent agents, solving problems by searching, informed search methods, game playing, agents that reason logically, first-order logic, building a knowledge base, inference in first-order logic, logical reasoning systems, practical planning, planning and acting, uncertainty, probabilistic reasoning systems, decision making, learning from observations, learning with neural networks, agents that communicate, perception, robotics and more.
RunRev Ltd. has boosted the feature set of its new Revolution 4.0 for application and Web development, available for the first time in a free version. RunRev says that Revolution offers “dramatic time and resource savings over traditional tools such as Flash, Silverlight, Java and C++”. The new version 4.0 also offers direct deployment to the Web without recoding or writing a line of HTML. Revolution is a modern descendant of natural-language technologies, such as Apple's HyperCard, which enables software construction to nonprogrammers. Revolution 4.0 has three editions for different skill levels: the free revMedia, the enhanced revStudio and the revEnterprise for mission-critical applications.
Coyote Point has bulked up the feature set of its EQ/OS Version 8.6, the latest iteration of the traffic management operating system that drives its Equalizer GX series product line. The series ranges from the entry-level E250GX load balancer to the enterprise-class E650GX all-in-one application delivery appliance. Core enhancements include 802.1Q VLAN support, which can double aggregate network throughput (up to 2.6 Gbps for the E650GX); overhaul of the failover subsystem; cluster-cloning capability; an expanded toolset for intelligent load balancing of VMware Infrastructure and a new energy-efficiency capability to power servers on and off automatically.
James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.
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
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- 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