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If Mashups Aren't on Your Menu, They Should Be
Chris Melissinos et al. on a New Model for Business on the Web
Chris Melissinos, CTO for Web 2.0 and Sun's Chief Gaming Officer, isn't the only person excited about the potential of Mashups for enhancing the business and communication opportunities on the Internet. Mashups were first discussed in article [17333], and the excitement continues, as you can see at "The Big Mashup."
Sun HPC Quick Start Services - Implement and Optimize
Benefit from Sun's Expertise, Best Practices and Partner Relationships
High Performance Computing (HPC) has moved from the lab to many other businesses. The comprehensive suite of service from Sun makes it easier to adopt HPC solutions through faster deployment, improved performance, reduced risk and lower cost. Sun HPC Quick Start Services offers solutions to Implement and Optimize an HPC infrastructure easily and confidently.
Sun Videos on YouTube: Project Blackbox, Sun Fire X4200 Server, Try & Buy
YouTube: Not all Zombie Clips and Kids Crashing Skateboards into Refrigerators
Sun videos on YouTube: Of course! We found one on Project Blackbox, another on the Sun Fire X4200 Server, and a Sun's Try and Buy program video.
Java Technology
Now Available: Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC, Beta 2
New Demo Applications Added
The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC, Beta 2 is now available. Some new demo applications have been added and support for Java Bindings for the OpenGL ES API (JSR 239) added. This release includes Nokia's Scalable Network Application Package (SNAP) Mobile API and the SNAP Mobile Sample Application as part of the toolkit's External API feature.
Java Multiplatform Mission-critical Support Offerings
For Windows, Linux, Solaris OS
Java Multiplatform Support Offering is now available in three year support plans for all levels, Standard, Premium and Premium Plus. The Java Multiplatform support offering provides mission-critical support for customers using Sun's binary Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in heterogeneous environments Windows, Linux and Solaris environments.
Custom Networking Trail - 2 New Lessons Added and Updated for Java SE 6
Programmatic Access to Network Parameters and Working With Cookies

Two new lessons have been added to the Custom Networking Trail, which shows you how to write Java technology based applications and applets that can be used on the Internet. The new lessons are "Programmatic Access to Network Parameters," and "Working With Cookies." The content in the trail has been updated for Java SE 6.

Send in Your Duke Holiday Photos by December 19, 2006
Skiing, Hanging Around the Christmas Tree, Tanning on the Beach
Send in your photos of Duke on vacation this year by Tuesday, December 19, 2006. Files of him are released under the new BSD license. Examples are online.
Announcing Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System
Latest Version Features Security Enhancements and More
New security features have been added to the latest release of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), 11/06, specifically Solaris Trusted Extensions that separates data, processes, memory, network traffic, windowing elements, device allocation and more.
Hardware Support Added to Sun N1 System Manager 1.3.2 Release
Software Helps Provision, Monitor and Patch Multiple Sun Systems
Version 1.3.2 of Sun N1 System Manager software is now available. Version 1.3 is being transitioned. New hardware support has been added for the M2 class of Sun Fire servers and others.
Solaris Enterprise System Virtual Machine 1.0, Solaris 10 OS, AMD x64, Download Available
Solaris 10 Update 1, plus the Studio 11 compilers, plus all the Java Enterprise System softwar
A download of the Solaris Enterprise System Virtual Machine 1.0 is available on the Sun Download Center. But there are a few exceptions to be aware of.
The Benefits of Tiered Storage and ILM: How to Classify Data and Manage It Cost Effectively
A Recent Sun Technology Forum in Nigeria Presents Sun Products

At a Sun Technology forum held in Lagos, Nigeria in early December 2006, Manfred Gramlich, Storage practice expert for Sun in sub-Saharan Africa, presented a paper on the benefits of tiered storage architecture. An additional resource in this article is a link to a white paper on ILM best practices.

Announcing Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager v5.5
For the Sun StorageTek 9990/9985 Systems
Announcing Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager v5.5 for the Sun StorageTek 9990/9985 systems. New to this version of the software is the ability to separate migration groups and provide mainframe support.
Simplified Licensing for Tiered Storage Solutions
New Designations Sun StorageTek 9990 and Sun StorageTek 9985 Systems
Software products used in Tiered Storage Solutions have a new licensing structure to simplify licensing and reduce cost.
Three New Sun StorageTek L-Series Downloads
Various Microsoft RSM Drivers

Three new downloads are available from the Sun Download Center (December 2006) for the Sun StorageTek L-Series (and some for the SL-Series) of various Microsoft RSM Drivers.

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 105 Issues 4 and 5; Volume 106 Issue 1

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 the last 3 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 106 Issue 1, were

  • Download Ross Anderson's 'Security Engineering' [17255]
  • Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual [17311]
  • Guide to Upgrading and Patching with Solaris Live Upgrade [17353]
  • Podcast: Solaris ZFS Update, A Conversation with Bill Moore, Senior Staff Engineer [17359]
  • Performance and Scalability Improvements Made in the J2SE 5.0 Release [17345]
  • O3Spaces Releases Its Document Collaboration and Management Environment [17327]
  • Solaris10 OS Security Administration Learning Path Courses [17343]
  • New Netra Data-Plane Software Suite for Telecom Dataplane Applications [17355]
  • McNealy Talks Open Standards and Webtone Switch Philosophy with Telcos [17356]
  • Joomla! Wins 2006 Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award from Packt [17344]
    Sun Expands Developer Service Plans
    Customers to Receive "Unlimited Incident" Feature
    Sun is now offering unlimited incidents for all three levels of its Sun Developer Service Plans. This new feature is retroactive and is immediately available to all Sun Developer Service Plan contract holders.
    Project Dynamic Faces Extends Java Server Faces Technology
    Enables Adding jMaki Widgets to a Page
    Jennifer Ball and Ed Burns write discuss Project Dynamic Faces in their Sun Developer article, explaining that it is an extension of JavaServer Faces that provides a way to add AJAX functionality to a JavaServer Faces technology-based application.
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