/Peter Seebach

About Peter Seebach

Peter Seebach has been sharing libraries ever since kindergarten, and continues to believe that the idea is basically sound, although the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) doesn't agree with him. You can contact Peter at developerworks at seebs.plethora.net.

Linux, Outside the (x86) Box

2010-05-25T23:14:00+00:00 June 29th, 2005|Linux|

It's obvious -- Linux has become an attractive option for non-x86 platforms. Why? In this article, the author examines the reasons for this, including the fact that Linux on non-x86 enables affordable, easy-to-do virtualization; provides for better reliability, power consumption, and extended memory support; covers the lower and upper ranges of machines, giving users options outside of the middle range; revitalizes older hardware; and drives innovation.

Write Emulator-Friendly Linux Code

2010-05-26T11:34:13+00:00 April 16th, 2005|Linux|

Computers have been emulating other computers for a long time, often to access a legacy application or to use applications written for a popular OS on a system with a more stable, responsive OS. As Linux™ grows in popularity, developers need to examine their options when planning binaries that will run on non-Linux systems. This article examines what emulators do and looks at hardware and software emulation issues in detail.

Dissecting Shared Libraries

2010-05-26T11:42:29+00:00 March 22nd, 2005|Linux|

Shared libraries use version numbers to allow for upgrades to the libraries used by applications while preserving compatibility for older applications. This article reviews what's really going on under the book jacket and why there are so many symbolic links in /usr/lib on a normal Linux™ system.