July 12, 2002

Under the Brim | Red Hat | July 2002

News and notes from inside Red Hat.

-----------IN THIS ISSUE-----------
- Red Hat annual report now available
- New course teaches enterprise systems deployment and 
management
- Teaming up with HP to deliver Advanced Server on HP hardware
- Say hello to Mr. Project
- Tips and Tricks: Fun with Evolution mail filtering
- Q&A: Chris Blizzard, Red Hat Systems Engineer/Stunt Double
- The *almost official* Linux summer reading list 
- Get information quickly with Safari Tech Books Online
- Maximize application development productivity with 
Borland Kylix
-----------IN EVERY ISSUE-----------
- Ask Shadowman: Applications running on Red Hat Linux
- This Month's Webcasts
- Upcoming events: LinuxWorld
- Red Hat in the news
- Under the Brim Contest 33: World Cup Culture
- Under the Brim Contest 34: Letting it All Hang Out at LW
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RED HAT ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE 

We have just released Red Hat's 2002 Annual Report--highlighting
customers like Amazon.com, DreamWorks, and British Petroleum, 
and a school system in North Carolina, that have migrated to 
Red Hat Linux.

Take a look:

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NEW LEARNING COURSE TEACHES ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS 
DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGMENT

The number and breadth of applications included with 
Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Linux Advanced Server is enormous. 
A few important ones you should know:

rpm -- Red Hat's package management system
cvs -- a powerful version control mechanism
up2date -- the core client application of Red Hat Network
sysctl -- a mechanism for configuring runtime kernel settings

Red Hat Linux Advanced Server provides additional applications 
for configuring and managing high-availability and load-balancing 
clusters, including:

cluconfig -- failover configuration utility
cluadmin -- failover service configuration utility
clustat -- terminal-based monitoring utility
Cluster Viewer -- web-based monitoring of failover clusters 
piranha -- suite of utilities for load balancing

Red Hat Global Learning Services is pleased to announce a new 
course, Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management, 
that shows how to use these and other applications to manage 
multiple systems efficiently and effectively. 

Please note that this is an advanced class, and that course 
participants must have RHCE or equivalent-level skills and 
knowledge.

Learn about this course:

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Get additional training information:

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TEAMING UP TO DELIVER ADVANCED SERVER ON HP HARDWARE

In a June 18 announcement, HP and Red Hat committed to 
certify and release Red Hat Linux Advanced Server across 
HP's Proliant Servers, blade servers, and Intel Itanium 2-based 
servers and workstations--expecting to be the first 
Advanced Server/Itanium 2-based systems available. 
Read more:

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SAY HELLO TO MR. PROJECT

You've said it before. "I wish there was a 'Microsoft Project' for
Linux." Well, stop it. There is! Mr. Project. And it ships with Red Hat
Linux 7.3. It has everything you're looking for in a project 
management tool: Gantt charts, task wizards, at-a-glance calendars. 
Want to take a look? We'll show you:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VA

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TIPS AND TRICKS: FUN WITH EVOLUTION MAIL FILTERING

In this month's edition of Tips and Tricks we introduce Evolution, an
Outlook-style mail client for Linux, and focus on one of our favorite
features: mail filtering.

Get the tips:

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Q&A: MOZILLA 1.0 - CHRIS BLIZZARD, SYSTEMS ENGINEER/
STUNT DOUBLE

Last month, the Mozilla.org group released the long-anticipated 
Mozilla web browser version 1.0--nearly four years in the making. 
Under the Brim sat down with Chris Blizzard, Red Hat's main 
contributor to the project, to discuss Mozilla, the state of the 
web browser, and the far-reaching benefits of reading the 
Economist.

Read the interview:

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VC

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THE *ALMOST OFFICIAL* LINUX SUMMER READING LIST

The World Cup is over. Nothing but reruns on television. Too hot 
to go outside. (At least in our part of the world.) So what now? 
Read! Here are five books on our summer reading list. 
If you want, you can put them on yours. 

p.s. Why do we link to Amazon.com for these books? Because 
Amazon.com runs Red Hat Linux, of course... 

1. "Running Linux"
Matt Welsh, et al (O'Reilly)

The one-stop guide to installing, maintaining, networking Linux.
Includes a comprehensive installation tutorial, info on system
maintenance, tools for document development and programming. 
Plus, there's a really cool cowboy on the cover.

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VD

2. "Linux in a Nutshell" 
Ellen Siever, et al (O'Reilly)

If "Running Linux" is Batman, this is Robin. Spock to Captain Kirk. 
Or Mini-Me to Dr. Evil. Whatever. "Linux in a Nutshell" makes the 
perfect sidekick--a quick and complete guide to the core commands 
of Linux. 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSR

3. "Red Hat Linux Networking and System Administration"
Terry Collings and Kurt Wall (Red Hat Press)

Ok, so this is a plug for a Red Hat Press book. So what. Read it 
and you'll see why. It delivers the goods--everything you need to 
know to set up and manage a Linux network. Also includes strategies 
for maintaining system security. 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSS

4. "Red Hat Linux Survival Guide"
Mohammed J. Kabir (Red Hat Press)

A survival guide you'll actually use. Not like those books that tell 
you what to do if you're walking in the woods and a bear jumps out 
and takes your arm off. As the back cover says, "Exceptionally clear 
instructions for installation, upgrades, and dual-booting." 

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VST

5. "The Future of Ideas"
Lawrence Lessig (Vintage Books)

Ok, serious reading now. Want to know about the future of 
intellectual property and copyright law?  Read this. Technology 
is the new frontier. Mega-corporations are ready to snap it up 
like greedy real estate developers when we're not looking.

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSU

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GET INFORMATION QUICKLY WITH SAFARI TECH BOOKS ONLINE

Maybe you just need some specific information from a book and 
you need it now. Here's an easy way to get instant access to 
hundreds of top technology books right at your desktop. Red Hat 
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MAXIMIZE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTIVITY ON 
RED HAT LINUX WITH KYLIX

Borland Kylix brings the advantages of rapid application 
development (RAD) to Red Hat Linux, delivering integrated 
native compilers and debuggers, and an intuitive IDE. 

With two-way visual development tools and hundreds of 
pre-built, customizable components and classes, Kylix lets 
you streamline application design and development and build 
high-performance database, GUI, Web, and Web Services 
applications.

Learn more about the upcoming release of Borland C++ for 
Linux or download Kylix Open Edition or Kylix Enterprise Trial: 

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ASK SHADOWMAN: APPLICATIONS RUNNING ON RED HAT LINUX

He can lobby Congress with one hand, throunce you at Galaga 
with the other! He maps the human genome with an Atari 2600 
and a Pong paddle! The tri-county squat-lifting championship is 
his to lose!... He's the Shadowman... And last month we asked you 
to send him your questions about Red Hat Linux applications.

Read Shadowman's answers in all their molar-grinding brilliance

http://redhat.rsc03.net/servlet/cc5?joQSYDTVlpgHoKLLxlHuiHIHPQjjQJhuV2VSA

NEXT MONTH: Imagine you're at LinuxWorld and you see 
Shadowman. What's the one technical question you would 
ask him?

Send your question right now to: askshadowman@redhat.com 

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THIS MONTH'S WEBCASTS

Informative. Interactive. July webcasts with Red Hat. See you there.

--> Enterprise Systems Management: A Red Hat Network 
Technical How-To

Join Red Hat Network Senior Engineers as they guide you through
enterprise systems management with Red Hat Network. Topics 
include advanced setup and grouping techniques, as well as an 
in-depth look at security with disconnected options.

Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 2 p.m. EDT (US)
Speakers: Jay Turner, Red Hat Network Quality Assurance Manager
    Greg DeKoenigsberg, Red Hat Network Web Engineering Manager 

Register Now:

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--> RHCE: Prove what you can do

Red Hat Certification Manager Randy Russell will explain how you 
can profit from taking one or a combination of Red Hat training 
courses. You'll get an overview of class descriptions and a detailed 
look at RHCE certification.

Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 2 p.m. EDT (US)
Speaker: Randy Russell, Red Hat Certification Manager

Register Now:

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--> Application Performance and Scalability with Red Hat Linux 
Advanced Server

Join Nick Carr, Red Hat Enterprise Marketing Manager, as he gives 
a technical overview of the features available in Red Hat Linux 
Advanced Server. Attendees of this webcast will receive a 
complimentary Red Hat Linux Advanced Server whitepaper.

Date:  Wednesday, July 24
Time:  2 p.m. EDT (US)
Speaker:  Nick Carr, Red Hat Enterprise Marketing Manager

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--> Red Hat Content Management Solution 

Content Management is the most recent addition to Red Hat's 
portfolio of industry-leading software solutions. Red Hat CMS is an 
end-to-end solution for developing, managing, and publishing content 
on the Web. A feature-rich solution for enterprise, government, and 
educational institutions, Red Hat CMS helps you deploy the solution 
quickly, plus customize and scale your system as your needs grow. 
Join us to learn more.

Date: Tuesday, July 30
Time:  2 p.m. EDT (US)
Speaker:  Ed Boyajian, Content & Collaboration Management 
Marketing

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RED HAT IN THE NEWS

CNET Survey: Red Hat tops IBM and Sun in list of most relevant 
tech companies

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CRN Salary Survey 2002: RHCE's earn highest pay raises

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ZDNet: Face to Face with Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik

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InfoWorld: HP, Red Hat bring Linux to Itanium 2

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LinuxWorld: Oracle cements Red Hat's place in the corporate world

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Smart Networks Developer Forum
New Orleans, LA
July 21-24

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LinuxWorld
San Francisco, CA
August 13-15

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UNDER THE BRIM CONTEST 33: WORLD CUP CULTURE

Last month we asked for your stories about how Linux has brought 
you closer to another culture. Much like the World Cup has done 
for billions of people around the world. 

And just for the sake of curiosity, we also asked you to pick a 
World Cup winner. Brazil was a top (and wise) choice, along with 
England, Germany, Argentina, and Portugal.

Now for the honorable mentions. From Alex T.: 

"When I picked up the Linux box the girl standing next to me said, 
wow, you use Linux as well? From that chance meeting we have had 
a couple of dates! I'm Australia and she's Vietnamese :)  and go go 
Korea for the world cup!"

This story came from Paul N.:

"Funny you should mention Brazil, because that's where I finally 
made the culture connection with Linux. I was in the state of 
Sao Paulo, in Ribeirao Preto. One day, this fellow we were talking 
to on the road asked us "Hey, any of you heard about Linux?" I could 
hardly contain myself. Looks like he was installing Linux (I don't 
remember the distro) on his system, and couldn't figure out what to 
do with fdisk (this was a while ago). So, we popped on in his house, 
and one 2 liter bottle of Guarana later, he was the proud owner of 
a fully functional Linux system! It was nice to be able to communicate 
with someone about such a topic as computers and Linux, finally!"

"Oh, and about that Cup? I haven't been following it, but if I had,
Brazil!"

(Good choice, Paul.)

And our winner, from Saravanan K.S.: 

"Actually, I've not learned any foreign language or culture using 
Linux but I can very well relate it to a practice in our own culture 
in India. Whenever someone wants to build a temple here, the person, 
even if he is rich enough to fund for the entire project, collects 
contributions from the society and uses it to build the temple. There 
is a very big social moral behind it. In this way no individual actually 
becomes proprietor of the temple which is supposed to be a place 
open  for the various entities of the society. Hence the purpose of 
service of  the temple is not disturbed. Wherever I've delegated Linux, 
I've used this point to gain mindshare of people for Linux against the 
myth stating that 'there is no ownership for Linux.'"

Saravanan also gave us a thoroughly complex mathematical 
calculation that proved Brazil would win the Cup. We couldn't 
argue with the logic, and apparently neither could Germany...

Congratulations!
 
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UNDER THE BRIM CONTEST 34: LETTING IT ALL HANG OUT AT 
LINUXWORLD

LinuxWorld is coming. (Get your free pass here.)

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Get ready. Because you'll see it all at a technology tradeshow:
Magicians, hired hucksters, provocatively dressed women 
applying temporary tattoos on tradeshow attendees and 
snapping Polaroids to preserve the moment. We've seen it. 
It happens. 

There are no limits to the depths some companies will go to 
attract attention.

Ok, maybe there are limits. You're going to help us find out. Your 
task for contest 34: Come up with the best way we can attract 
attention to the Red Hat booth. No matter how wild or shameless. 
It helps if your entry somehow relates to Red Hat or Linux. But as 
past tradeshows will tell you--that's not always necessary.

If your suggestion wins, and it won't get us arrested, we just might 
do it. The winner will also get a free Red Hat t-shirt, so new it 
hasn't been released to the public...

Send your entry to feedback@redhat.com

And hey, if you attend LinuxWorld, drop by and tell us you read 
Under The Brim. We like that.

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