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Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suites 5.1.1 Announced
Offers Optimal Platform for Enterprise Integration Projects, SOAs
The Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite 5.1.1 products family offers users the most complete, scalable and secure platform for the development, deployment and management of enterprise integration projects, composite applications and service oriented architecture (SOA).
Online Training Library Suite Available for Sun Java Identity Management Suite
Four Self-paced Units Deliver a Battery of Skills
Training is now available in the form of the Sun Java Identity Management Suite Training Library (CDL-IDM-1100) for the solution of the same name. Details are available in the online catalog.
Sun Java System Web Server 7 Technology Preview 2 Download Available
Many New Features Enhance Solution; Further Software Updates to Come

The Sun Java System Web Server 7 Technology Preview 2 is a full-product install and the first major feature update of Sun Java System Web Server. Readers will find details online.

Software
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StarOffice 8 Product Update Three (3) Now Available
Fixes Improve Stability, MS Office Compatibility, Performance and Accessibility
An update to StarOffice 8 software is available. Called "Update Three (3)," the update fixes three security vulnerabilities that involve macros, Java applets and malformed XML documents.
Adobe Reader Now Available for UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
Commenting Feature Available
Commenting features are now enabled in the new Adobe Reader for UNIX and Linux operating systems. This increases the participation of others in collaborating on an Adobe 3D project by expanding the number of platforms the program runs on.
Solaris Operating System Vulnerabilities and Fixes
Compiled by SANS Institute
SunSolve has security workarounds for security vulnerabilities in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) causing a DoS.
Hardware
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McData Intrepid i10K Fibre Channel Director Comes to Market
Ideal for Management of Enterprise Data Centers
The new McData intrepid i10K Fibre Channel Director offers users the latest in FICON connectivity for enterprise SAN solutions. Featuring FlexPar hard partitioning technology, the 256-port i10K enables consolidation of fabrics while maintaining secure separation by data, management and Fibre Channel Services. The i10K's carrier-class availability, dynamic port allocation and intelligent fabric services make it the ideal backbone of the enterprise data center.
Hardware Briefs: Sun 2Gb Switches Price Cuts, EOL Cables and Fibre Channel GBICs
Support Continues as Usual for Selected Items

Sun has announced 50 percent price reductions on its 2Gb fibre channel switches, along with the transition of SCSI cables that are not RoHS-compliant and continued support for the new configuration of the McData Intrepid 6140 140-port HA base director switch.

Servers
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Sun Fire T1000 Server -- New Configurations and System Packs Available
Improved Disk Configurations, Network System Management Featured
New configurations are now available for the Sun Fire T1000 server to provide greater flexibility, security and availability to users. Sun has also announced Sun System Packs for the Sun Fire T1000 server for enhanced service levels.
Netra CT410 and Netra CT810 Servers Now RoHS-Compliant
Sun also Transitions Netra Network Resilience, Software License Part Numbers
Sun's Netra CT 410 and Netra CT 810 servers comply with the EU's RoHS requirements following the manufacturer's decision to adopt the Lead (Pb)-Free Server Exemption allowing the use of Lead (Pb) in solders only where necessary. Sun also transitioned the Netra Network Resilience and software license part numbers because these were supported on platforms that had previously been EOL'ed.
People are Talking About the Sun Fire X4500 Server
Andy Bechtolsheim Video on Storage Capacity
A Sun blog by "Chandan," an engineer in the Sun Security coordination team, praises the Sun Fire X4500 server (Thumper) and its storage capacity by calculating how many CDs, years of MP3 music or telephone conversations on server it could hold to give some context to the capacity. Andy Bechtolsheim shows off the server on a 3-minute video.
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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 100 issue 4, Vol 101 Issue 1, 2 and 3

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles for the four most recent issues were:

  • 101.3: Sun Fire X4600 Server Features in Detail [16468]
  • 101.2: World's First Hybrid Data Server Sun Fire X4500 Server Ideal for High-bandwidth Applications [16716]
  • 101.1: Enter the Sun Fire CoolThreads Server Performance Contest [16668]
  • 100.4: Solaris 10 6/06 Released with New Enhancements: Solaris ZFS [16661]
    Education and Research
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    Sun Java System Identity Management Suite Increases Security for Universities
    GMU Salford Reduce Password Management with Single Sign On
    To create secure identity management systems at George Mason University and the University of Salford in Manchester, UK, the IT departments chose the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
    HPCVL Super Computing Facility Expands in Canada
    McNealy Emphasizes Value of Research Opportunities
    The newly expanded high performance computing facility in Kingston, Ontario, opened its doors recently and celebrated with a keynote speech by Scott McNealy Chairman and Founder of Sun Microsystems.
    Java Technology
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    Ensuring Security of Digital Signatures with Java XML Digital Signature Implementation
    Getting Some Help from the UltraSPARC T1 Processor
    A current critical need in XML technology involves ensuring that applications conform to the security requirements of data integrity, nonrepudiation and endpoint authentication. One Java technology solution, the Java XML digital signature implementation, fulfills this need by providing the infrastructure to meet these security requirements.
    Java Access Bridge for Windows Operating System 2.0.1 and 1.0.2
    Enables Access for Users with Disabilities

    Java Access Bridge for the Microsoft Windows OS 2 enables users of a Windows-based Assistive Technology to interact with the Java Accessibility API, which is implemented in the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) Project Swing user interface components. Full details are available online.

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