Posts Tagged ‘kindle’
Many syslog-ng users are in the process of upgrading from version 2.0 or even from more ancient versions to 3.X. The 2.0 version was very popular, as it was in the previous version of Debian, many versions of openSUSE and v2.0.9 is still the default logger in SLES, the Enterprise version of the SUSE Linux distribution. So recently we are often asked, what is new in the 3.X series.
For many years, I was looking for a good and affordable e-book reader. I read a lot on the computer, as many text I read are not available in a printed form. Some of them would be even obsolete before I could print them But being environmentally cautious, I try to avoid printing anyway whenever it is possible. Reading from the screen has many disadvantages: it’s not so friendly to the eyes and also one can easily be disturbed by incoming e-mail, instant messages, etc. But this Christmas finally brought me an e-book reader!
One of the most popular e-book reader, the Amazon Kindle, uses syslog-ng to log events on the device. It runs version 1.6, which is many years old. As many million Kindle devices were sold, this is most likely our most widely used syslog-ng version, even if its users don’t actually know about it.
You can find syslog-ng in the Kindle sources published by Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200203720 It would be an interesting challenge to update syslog-ng on Kindle to a current version