April 10, 2002

Under the Brim | Red Hat | April 2002

-----------IN THIS ISSUE-----------
- Announcing: Red Hat Linux Advanced Server
- Success Story of the Month: Amazon.com
- How To: Using the Python database API with Red Hat Database
- Red Hat Network chat recap
- Red Hat training
- Embedded technology showcase
-----------IN EVERY ISSUE-----------
- This month's webcasts
- Upcoming events
- Red Hat in the news
- Under the Brim Contest 30: Ask Shadowman
- Under the Brim Contest 31: Know Any Jokes? 
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ANNOUNCING RED HAT LINUX ADVANCED SERVER

On March 26 we announced Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, the 
new Linux platform for the enterprise. With new features for 
scalability and application performance, Advanced Server will 
enable large companies to accelerate their migration from costly, 
proprietary UNIX to Linux running on Intel-based servers.   

A one-year subscription to Red Hat Network for managed services and
centralized maintenance through a secure Web interface is included with
Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, as well as Standard and Premium annual
service options. Red Hat Linux Advanced Server also features:

 - Enterprise-tuned release cycle
 - Red Hat Cluster Manager for high availability clustering
 - Enhanced application performance with Asynchronous I/O support for up
   to eight-way SMP
 - Key certification platform for Tier 1 ISV and OEM partners

Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and integrated services will be 
available later this month.  Pricing will be based on the level 
of services provided.

See the announcement: 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VR

Get more information:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VS

--> Q&A with Red Hat engineer Tim Burke

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VT

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SUCCESS STORY OF THE MONTH: AMAZON.COM: MIGRATION FROM UNIX TO RED HAT
LINUX

Amazon.com provides an excellent example of a company eager to cut
costs--without compromising customer experience. This newly released IDC
case study uncovers how Amazon.com saved millions due to a migration
from RISC/UNIX to a Red Hat Linux/Intel solution.

Get the full story:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VU

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USING THE PYTHON DATABASE API WITH RED HAT DATABASE

We'd like to introduce a new how-to document that provides an 
overview on using the Python Database API with Red Hat Database 
(RHDB).

The Python Database API is a product-neutral interface to access data
stored in database management systems that allows developers to write
database-independent Python applications.

Read the How To:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VW

Learn more about Red Hat Database:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VY

Expect the Spanish Inquisition:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VA

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RED HAT NETWORK CHAT RECAP

On March 21, Under the Brim hosted a chat with the Red Hat Network team.
More than 70 people joined us to meet the team and ask questions. For
the rest of you (around 500,000+) who must have had more important 
things to do that day, we've posted the transcript.

Last chance. We're not kidding:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VB

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RED HAT TRAINING

--> An inside look at Red Hat training and certification

Get inside the mind of Randy Russell, Certification Manager for Red Hat
Global Learning Services. Here he discusses the evolution of Red Hat's
training program and even offers suggestions on how to study for the
RHCE exam. (Hint: bribes work.)

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VC

--> Red Hat now offers training in Indonesia

The full range of Red Hat training and certification courses now will be
offered in Indonesia, with RHCE and skills courses among the first
scheduled in April and May. Indonesia joins our other Asia-Pacific
training locations, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Contact us for details:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VD

--> Training Spotlight: RH133 Red Hat Linux System Administration

If you're a Linux user ready to take the next big step into learning
system administration, we have the perfect course for you: RH133 Red Hat
Linux System Administration.

RH133 is a four-day, hands-on lecture/lab class. You'll learn
installation methods, configuration and administration tools,
technologies like RPM, bootloaders, and the X Window system, as well as
how to configure, compile and install a new kernel. After RH133, you'll
have the skills to administer and maintain a multi-user, networked Linux
workstation. And you'll be well on your way to RHCE certification!

Read the full description of RH133:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSR

--> Find Red Hat Training Near You

**North America -- Developer courses $300 off for you and a friend:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSS
 
**Europe -- Red Hat Training Skills Bundle
Get skilled and save money with the Skills Bundle. Just take the RH033,
RH133, and RH253 within a three-month period and save Euro 600 or £388:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VST
 
**Asia-Pacific -- Train with a Buddy and save! Choose your course, then
call for details:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSU
 
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THIS MONTH'S WEBCASTS

--> Understanding the GNU General Public License

The GNU General Public License (GPL) is the key to making open source
software work. Software protected by the GPL allows others to copy, sell,
and distribute the software, as long as the source code is included.
Mark Webbink, Red Hat Senior Vice President and General Counsel, will
explain the GPL and how it keeps open source software open.

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2001
Time: 2 p.m. EST (US)
Speakers: Mark Webbink, Senior Vice President and General Counsel 

Register Now:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSW

--> An Inside Look at Top-Rated Training

Learn about the world's top-rated Linux training and certification.
You'll hear from Global Learning Services Vice President Peter Childers
and find out why experts rave,"If you're an RHCE, you most likely know
your stuff...a high-level program that tests your hands-on skills..."
(Certcities.com)

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 2 p.m. EST (US)
Speakers: Peter Childers, Red Hat VP of Global Learning Services

Register Now:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSY

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EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE: Linux Low Latecy Patches

Clark Williams, Senior Architect at Red Hat, compared the performance of
two approaches to improve kernel Linux preemption latency: the
preemption patch and the low-latency patch. 

Download the whitepaper and access the recording of the March 6 webcast
(registration required):

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSA

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

--> Techno-Security
Myrtle Beach, SC 
April 7-10, 2002
Visit Booth #57

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSB

--> CA World
Orlando, FL
April 21-24
Visit us in the Linux Pavilion

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSC

--> Networld + Interop
Las Vegas, NV
May 7-9
Visit Booth #5357

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSD

FREE PASS: 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VTR

Stop by our booth and check out our theater presentations every hour.
Look for the presentation schedule in next month's Under the Brim.

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RED HAT IN THE NEWS

--> eWeek: Red Hat rolls out Advanced Server

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VTS

--> Forbes: Wall Street embraces Linux

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VTT

--> Reuters: Red Hat aims at big business with new server product

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VTU

--> CRN: Red Hat upsets establishment

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VTW

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UNDER THE BRIM CONTEST 30: ASK SHADOWMAN

If you read the March issue of UTB, you know that Red Hat's own Shadowman now
makes a regular guest appearance in his new column, "Ask Shadowman." 

Last month we asked you to send him your questions about Red Hat
Network. You didn't disappoint. He was greeted with dozens of thoughtful
questions, and he answered as many as he could. The rest of the
responses he just wrote using big words so they didn't sound made up.

Read as "Ask Shadowman" answers: 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSURSVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VUT

Join us again in May when Shadowman tackles your questions about 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, our new enterprise-class operating 
system.  

Got a question about Advanced Server? Send it to:
askshadowman@redhat.com

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UNDER THE BRIM CONTEST 31: KNOW ANY JOKES?

We've got one for you: Three system administrators walk into a bar. The
Linux admin steps up and says to the bartender, "I'll have a Jack
Daniels on the rocks." The UNIX admin follows suit and says, "I'd like a
margarita, and make mine on the rocks as well." Finally, the Windows
admin steps up to the bar and says, "Well, I'd like a Vodka tonic, but
no ice for me... I'm already frozen."

Your challenge for UTB Contest 31: Submit a better joke than the one
above (how hard could THAT be?) related to Linux, open source, or 
Red Hat. We'll pick the best jokes and publish them in next month's 
edition of Under the Brim. The very best joke will win the 
much-coveted Red Hat baseball cap collection (three great caps in all!). 

Send your entries to feedback@redhat.com and remember, naughty 
words score no points with the judges and may even cause you to 
lose your amateur status. Please include your name and location 
with your entry.

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