Web analytics is the study of online behaviour in order to improve it. There are two categories; off-site and on-site web analytics. Google’s Urchin 6 can be installed under Linux kernel 2.6 or 2.4 for Apache web log analysis. Urchin 6 is just like Google Analytics the most widely used hosted web analytics system. It is targeted at ecommerce web sites or enterprise users behind firewalls. In this mini series you will learn about installing and using web log analysis software called Google Urchin 6 under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x.
I’ve already written about changing the I/O scheduler for hard disk under Linux and avoiding sudden outburst of disk I/O using ionice utility. Google has sponsored Gelato@UNSW to take a close look at the disk schedulers in Linux, particularly when combined with RAID. They have now published their findings.
Wordpress 2.6 has been released and available for download almost a month ahead schedule.
A “top” like tool for Apache / lighttpd web servers and powerful log grepping / log analysis tool.
Google gadgets is an open-source implementation of Google gadgets platform for Linux and is now available for download.
This google-interface behaves similar to a unix-shell. You type commands and the results are shown on this page.
Google doesn’t reveal exactly how many servers it has, but I’d estimate it’s easily in the hundreds of thousands.
Google has removed an open-source project that enables the proprietary CoreAVC high-definition video decoder to run in Linux.
Can you code 24 hours non-stop? Hackontest is a new Google-sponsored 24-hour programming competition between different open source projects.