Solaris 10 The Complete Reference

Author: Paul Watters
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071466576
Size: 14,31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Ultimate Resource on Solaris 10. Includes full details on all the new features. Maximize all the capabilities of Sun Microsystems' FREE, innovative, and powerful UNIX-based operating system with help from this authoritative guide. Get full details on installation, process and device management, access control and security, networking, services, directories, and applications. You'll learn to take advantage of the new features available in Solaris 10, including the rewritten TCP/IP stack, the enhanced cryptographic framework, cross-platform optimization, Linux interoperability, and much more. Whether you're new to Solaris or migrating from Linux or Windows, you'll need this comprehensive resource. Install and run Solaris 10 on UltraSPARC or Intel systems Manage files, directories, and processes, and use shell commands Set up user- and role-based access control Use the Solaris Management Console (SMC) to manage users and groups Configure devices and file systems Implement efficient backup and recovery services Enable system logging, monitoring, accounting, and tuning Configure DHCP, firewalls, and remote access Work with DNS, NIS/NIS+, and LDAP Enable shared file systems and printers using Samba and/or NFS Use Sun Java System Application Server and Apache HTTP Server

The Dead Mountaineer S Inn

Author: Arkady Strugatsky
Editor: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194338
Size: 10,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A hilarious spoof on the classic country-house murder mystery, from the Russian masters of sci-fi—never before translated When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at the remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He’s there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn’t counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses. And as the chalet fills up, strange things start happening—things that seem to indicate the presence of another, unseen guest. Is there a ghost on the premises? A prankster? Something more sinister? And then an avalanche blocks the mountain pass, and they’re stuck. Which is just about when they find the corpse. Meaning that Glebksy’s vacation is over and he’s embarked on the most unusual investigation he’s ever been involved with. In fact, the further he looks into it, the more Glebsky realizes that the victim may not even be human. In this late novel from the legendary Russian sci-fi duo—here in its first-ever English translation—the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many a Hercule Poirot mystery—and the result is much funnier, and much stranger, than anything Agatha Christie ever wrote. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dream Paris

Author: Tony Ballantyne
Editor: Solaris
ISBN: 1849979162
Size: 19,17 MB
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Anna Sinfield marched into the parks, when Angel Tower burned and Dream London fell. She marched to free the city, to end the madness, to find her mother and father. The day was won, but her parents - and thousands like them - are still missing, lost to the Dream World. And now she has a chance to get them back. A man with gemlike eyes has walked into her life, wearing a bespoke suit and bearing a terrible scroll. Mr Twelvetrees claims to know where the missing Londoners are; but to find them, Anna has to give up a life she's started to rebuild and go into the Dream World itself. Into another Paris, where history has been repeating itself for two hundred years. Vive La Révolution! "An unclassifiable gem... shares the surreal, absurdist whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday." The Guardian on Dream London

Mastering Jira 7

Author: Ravi Sagar
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786461706
Size: 12,29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Become an expert at using JIRA 7 through this one-stop guide! About This Book This comprehensive guide will help you implement, customize and administer JIRA 7 application to meet the needs of your organization You will get to know the strategies needed to develop and deploy JIRA 7, along with best practices when working with Jira It covers the latest integrations of JIRA 7 with third-party platforms to help you professionally manage your software development projects Who This Book Is For If you are a JIRA administrator who is managing small-to-medium JIRA instances and you want to learn how to manage enterprise-scale instances, then this book will help you expand your knowledge and equip you with advanced skills. Prior understanding of the JIRA core concepts is required. What You Will Learn Plan the installation and upgrade of your JIRA instance to the newest version Configure issue type schemes, create customized workflows, modify permission schemes, and change notification schemes Implement JIRA Service Desk to manage your support tickets Customize JIRA for test management, helpdesk, and requirement management Deploy JIRA for Agile tracking using the Scrum and Kanban techniques Develop JIRA add-ons to extend JIRA's functionality Migrate data from external systems using CSV import Generate reports directly from the JIRA database and use custom JavaScript and CSS Integrate your JIRA application with third-party tools such as Confluence, SVN, and Git In Detail Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it. Style and approach This comprehensive book covers the advanced and new features of JIRA 7 with the help of rich code-based, real-world examples and use cases.

The Thoughts Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Size: 11,83 MB
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Mortal Engines

Author: Stanisław Lem
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156621618
Size: 19,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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These fourteen science fiction stories reveal Lem’s fascination with artificial intelligence and demonstrate just how surprisingly human sentient machines can be. “Astonishing is not too strong a word for these tales” (Wall Street Journal). Translated and with an Introduction by Michael Kandel.


Author: Stanislaw Lem
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547995067
Size: 15,24 MB
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From the author of Solaris, this novel of an encounter with an alien intelligence creates “a terrifyingly plausible picture of a world gone mad” (Kirkus Reviews). Six explorers—the Captain, Doctor, Engineer, Chemist, Physicist, and Cyberneticist—crash land on a beautiful but strange planet, fourth from another sun. The landscape is bizarre, hosting acrid deserts, hissing trees, and thick spiderlike vegetation. But it is the signs of humanity that are most puzzling. In a labyrinth of plant-shaped buildings are dead ends, passageways, domes, vaulted ceilings, and giant statues. And everywhere there are images of death: mass graves, bodies in ditches and wells, clusters of egglike structures filled with skeletons. Something is wrong with the inhabitants of Eden. But as the crew unlocks the secrets of this twisted society, the most haunting fact they must face is how similar it is to their own. The Chicago Tribune lauded Stanislaw Lem as “not only a marvelous spinner of tales of the fantastic but also a challenging philosopher of the meanings and ramifications of technology.” Eden stands as a timeless and powerful examination of the conflict between human nature, human discovery, and all-too-human flaws.

Dying Inside

Author: Robert Silverberg
Editor: Orb Books
ISBN: 9781429956772
Size: 18,39 MB
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In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood the test of time and has been recognized as one of the finest novels the field has ever produced. Never wasting a word, Silverberg persuasively shows us what it would be like to read minds, painting an unforgettable portrait of a man shaped by that unique power; a power he is now inexorably losing. Acclaimed upon first publication by SF critics and mainstream reviewers alike, Dying Inside is overdue for reintroduction to today's SF audience. This is a novel for everyone who appreciates deeply affecting characterization, imaginative power, and the irreplaceable perspective unique to speculative fiction of the highest order. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Futurological Congress

Author: Stanislaw Lem
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547539800
Size: 14,26 MB
Format: PDF
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Bringing his twin gifts of scientific speculation and scathing satire to bear on that hapless planet, Earth, Lem sends his unlucky cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, to the Eighth Futurological Congress. Caught up in local revolution, Tichy is shot and so critically wounded that he is flashfrozen to await a future cure. Translated by Michael Kandel.

If At First Short Story

Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Editor: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345529081
Size: 11,65 MB
Format: PDF
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Peter F. Hamilton has proven himself a modern master of epic space opera, carrying the tradition of far-future empire building begun by Heinlein and Asimov into the new millennium. But Hamilton is also a master of the short story, and when he tackles one of science fiction’s most enduring themes—time travel—the result is as provocative as it is entertaining. It starts in 2007 with a break-in. The victim: Marcus Orthew, the financial and technological genius behind Orthanics, the computer company whose radical products have delivered a one-two punch to the industry, all but knocking PCs and Macs out of the ring. The perpetrator: a man obsessed with Orthew. Just another simple case of celebrity stalking—or so everyone assumes at first, including Metropolitan Police Chief Detective David Lanson. But when Lanson interviews the suspect, he makes a startling claim: Orthew is from the future. Or, rather, a future—a parallel timeline. Thus begins the ride of a lifetime for Lanson, as his pursuit of the facts tumbles him headlong down a rabbit hole—and the hunter finds himself hunted.