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Scott McNealy: The Value of the Curriki Project, and Other Interviews
How to Eliminate the Digital Divide Without Torching the Planet
Since Scott McNealy passed the reins of Sun Microsystems to Jonathan Schwartz, McNealy has been active in the education market and government arena. His new title is chairman and co-founder of Sun and chairman of Sun Federal. The following is a collection of some recent interviews he did and a slide show. At the end is his group of Top Ten Lists, just for fun.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Project Looking Glass 1.0 Released
Innovative Java 3D Windowing System
Project Looking Glass has released version 1.0 of its innovative Java 3D windowing system. With Looking Glass 1.0 you can have slanted windows parked on your desktop. See the video online to see it in action.
Grid Engine 6.1 Preview Announced
Support for Mac OS X on the x86 Platform and More
The new Grid Engine 6.1 Preview release features new functionality in resource quotas and support for Mac OS X on the x86 platform and support for Linux on Itanium (IA64).
Java DB 10.2.2.0 General Availability
Bug Fix of Derby 10.2.2.0 Available
A new bug-fix release is available for Derby 10.2.2.0, the pure Java relational database engine. In this version there is support for the final version of the JDBC 4.0 with source and compiled code.
Create Professional Documents Easily with Template Pack for OpenOffice.org
For Presentations, Business Correspondence and More
The Professional Template Pack for OpenOffice.org includes more than 80 templates for all the programs in the suite, including Writer, Calc, Draw and Impress. The templates have images built in and text styles to create professional and personalized documents.
Samba Updated: Portability Fixes on FreeBSD and Solaris OS
Stability Fixes for winbindd
Samba version 3.0.23d is the version that production Samba servers should be running for all current bug-fixes. Changes include stability fixes for winbindd.
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A Review of Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server: Beats Expectations
InfoWorld Reviews Claims Lots of Bang for Buck
A recent InfoWorld review of the Sun Fire X4600 M2 server asserts that the server "offers quite a bit of bang for the buck." The review assesses the dual-core Opteron processors, the hardware design of the chassis, and its performance and virtualization capabilities.
Sun Management Center 3.5 Version 6 Update 1 for High-end Sun Fire Servers
Includes Patch for Sun Management Controller Agent on Sun Fire 12K and Sun Fire 15K Servers
The version 6 update 1 of Sun Management Center software provides support for Sun Fire 12K, 15K, E20K and E25K servers. This release patches the Version 6 Supplement for Sun Fire High-End Systems to allow download of the Sun Management Controller Agent (SUNWscsca) on Sun Fire 12K and Sun Fire 15K servers, with CP1500 SC boards installed, running Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Niagara 2 Processor: Designed to Scale to Meet Exponential Growth
Ec-Efficient with Higher Performance Per Watt
The Niagara 2 processor builds on the success of the UltraSPARC T1 processor with the promise to deliver even greater levels of throughput and power efficiency across a broader range of workloads and markets, according to Sun.
Niagara UltraSPARC T1 Servers Appeal to CIOs
Survey Indicates Prospect for Increased Purchases in 2007
A recent News.com report by Stephen Shankland states the percentage of CIOs interested in buying Sun's UltraSPARC T1 "Niagara"-based servers in the coming year has increased.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 106 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4

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 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 106 Issue 4, were

  • 2 Solaris OS Downloads: Solaris Cluster 3.2 Extends High Availability Features of OS [17416]
  • Java SE 6 Release Notes -- A Few Features and Enhancements [17408]
  • Solaris ld.so Multiple Local Vulnerabilities [17417]
  • EPA to Study Data Center Cooling and Power Issues [17424]
  • The CIO and CPO -- Working Together to Secure Data and IT Systems [17401]
  • New BigAdmin Commercial Software Developer Resources and Information Hub [17427]
  • The JVM Tool Interface (JVM TI): How VM Agents Work [17426]
  • Sun Studio Express 3 - December 2006 Build Available [17430]
  • JRE Security Vulnerability [17425]
  • "Instant On" Integrated Software Stack: Sun Java Communications Suite [17414]
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    SPEC OMPM2001 Benchmark Shows Solaris 10 OS Better than Linux
    BM Seer Weblog Posting wtih Table of Results

    The BM Seer weblog has posted some benchmark information about the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) beating Linux. The test was the SPEC OMPM2001, which was done with the Sun Fire X4100/X4200 M2 server.

    How to Create and Mount a Solaris Partition on a USB Disk Drive
    Tip from a Sun Blog

    Hubert A. Le Van Gong posted a how to on his Weblog that explains how to use Solaris commands to create a Solaris partition on a USB removable disk drive.

    DTrace Meets JavaScript: From the Blog of Brendan Gregg
    Run a Normal Browser Build with USDT
    On his blog Brendan Gregg explains the benefits of using DTrace for JavaScript. DTrace offers a way to run a normal browser build with User Statically Defined Tracing (USDT) probes and dynamically debug information as needed.
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