In this series we will follow various steps to download and install OpenVMS for hobbyist use. Perhaps suprisingly, OpenVMS is still prevalent in commercial environments. I have either used or witnessed it in 75% of my placements.
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The Linux Journal online magazine has an excellent article briefly covering using free or cheap software, and relatively cheap or open hardware, to diagnose car fault codes or simply inspect your vehicle's status using its OBD-II port.
Oracle have released Database 12c Release 1 (version 22.214.171.124.0). Of particular note is the multi-tenant database facility. Each server has one container database (CDB), and that CDB may have one or more pluggable databases (PDBs).
Following an upgrade of Debian on my Asus WL-500W I had an unbootable system. Restoring from backups gave me some breathing space but I really needed to move forward with the Debian upgrade and find out why the system was not booting. Some instructions and some online and in-store purchases had me up and running just two days later.
Linux Journal has published a simple to understand introduction to MapReduce using Hadoop. Definitely worth a read if you need an introduction.
This is a brief review on the Toshiba mini retractable laser mouse (part number PA3569E-1ETA). There's not really much information out there about this mouse. I picked it up through Amazon for just over £10 with free delivery. For use with Ubuntu GNU/Linux, I wanted something that would work out of the box without requiring pointless drivers. It also needed the middle button to work (most mice are sold as only two-button).