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It seems like ages ago now that I found my customer had a process that connected to hundreds of Oracle databases to run predefined SQL for health checks. These databases were hosted all over the world and the SQL could take up to fifteen minutes to complete for a single database (with huge amounts of TNS timeouts). The end result was a CSV file that was ultimately formatted into a spreadsheet to provide management information. It took about a day to obtain this final result.
I thought there was a better way.
The scenario is a Drupal 6 website running on Debian GNU/Linux current stable is upgraded to Drupal 7 from backports in order to test its behaviour once the new Debian stable is released and Drupal 6 becomes unavailable.
On the Drupal 6 website there is a menu link created as a short-cut to log a user in and take them to the home page. This hides away the huge login block.
Canonical's Ubuntu is widely reported to be releasing a new mobile cell phone.
Ubuntu now fits your phone
Introducing the superphone that’s also a full PC
And why not run standard PC software on a phone? The hardware is becoming fast enough. In fact my existing phone's processor and memory have a significantly greater specification than my core router which runs Debian GNU/Linux.
The Debian Project is pleased to
announce the official release of
Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed
Lenny) after 22 months of
constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which
supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE,
GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. It also features
compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for
version 3.2 of the LSB.
The Economist has an interesting article on the decisions you need to make when choosing a netbook computer. It is suggested that you use the bundled tuned operating system based on the Linux kernel.
We have an existing email infrastructure running uw-imapd and exim4 on Debian GNU/Linux Etch and needed to hook up a Nokia E71 mobile telephone to this existing setup.
The existing infrastructure has run without issue for many years. However the E71 would take a minute or so to retrieve just a single email. Therefore some alternatives were tried.
This brief HOWTO is based on the excellent article from Oracle detailing how to build a RAC cluster on GNU/Linux using ASM as the storage medium. It also pulls some information from this other great article though I used an iSCSI SAN for shared storage.
It is assumed that the Etch distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is used. The Linux kernel that this was tested on was version 2.6.18-4-686.