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New Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solution: Solaris Cluster
Software Extends Availability Features of the Solaris 10 OS
Following up on the recent announcement of version 3.2 of the Solaris Cluster software, Sun now offers more third-party software configuration choices including replication software and storage solutions from leading vendors such as EMC, Hitachi, Oracle and Symantec.
New Sun Blade X8420 Server Module Features 4-socket Dual-core 2.8GHz Processors
Sun Refresh Program Offers Lower Cost Upgrades
The new Sun Blade X8420 server module achieved benchmark test results that set an 8-thread world record on SPEC OMPM2001 suite. The SPEC OMPM2001 Benchmark Suite tests HPC performance using OpenMP for parallelism. The blade module uses the dual-core Rev F Opteron 800 series processors. If you bought the previous version, you can upgrade through a new Refresh program from Sun.
Sun Java CAPS Noted By Forrester Report
Strong Features Address SOA and BPM Needs
The Forrester research firm has created an evaluation method called "The Forrester Wave" which presents products Forrester has analyzed and compared with other products. In the Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites (IC-BPMS) category, the Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) made this list as a leader.
Dallas/Ft. Worth OpenSolaris User's Group Meeting Jan. 17, 2007
What's New in Solaris 10 11/06 and How to Install the OS
The first meeting of the Dallas/Ft. Worth OpenSolaris User's Group (DFWOSUG) will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at the Dallas Sun office. After the Meet-and-Greet, there will be an opportunity to get help having the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) installed on your laptop or other computer.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 106 Issues 2, 3 and 4; Volume 107 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 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 107 Issue 1, were

  • Project Looking Glass 1.0 Released [17444]
  • Sun Niagara 2 Processor: Designed to Scale to Meet Exponential Growth [17428]
  • Scott McNealy: The Value of the Curriki Project, and Other Interviews [17453]
  • How to Create and Mount a Solaris Partition on a USB Disk Drive [17446]
  • Sun's Servers and Solaris OS Made an Impression in 2006 and Pave Way into '07 [17462]
  • Sun Servers and Technology Rank High in InfoWorld Awards [17468]
  • Create Professional Documents Easily with Template Pack for OpenOffice.org [17392]
  • How the Sun Fire X4500 and ZFS Complement Each Other [17463]
  • A Review of Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server: Beats Expectations [17420]
  • Samba Updated: Portability Fixes on FreeBSD and Solaris OS [17464]
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    Groovy 1.0 Download Available
    Offers Integrated Java-like Syntax; Uses All Java Libraries

    Guillaume Laforge announced on his web site. Groovy 1.0 is a dynamic language for the Java virtual machine (JVM) that integrates seamlessly with the Java platform, offering a Java-like syntax, with language features inspired by Smalltalk, Python or Ruby, and enabling the reuse of all Java libraries while protecting user investment in Java skills, tools or application servers.

    Solaris G11N Source Code Released to Open Source
    Bi-weekly Updates Are Planned
    If you have been waiting to get at the Solaris G11N source code, the wait is over. The Sun Globalization (G11N) team has made the code open source and available at OpenSolaris.org. I18n/L10n source codes, including translations, are available in this Download Center as well as in the Source Browser. Closed sources are made available as binaries. Globalization plans to update the downloadable sources bi-weekly, unless there is no change in the source or binary.
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    Security is About More than Products: The Systemic Approach
    Podcast with Sun Security Expert Glenn Brunette
    Glenn Brunette, distinguished engineer, security expert at Sun, talked with the host of Innovating@Sun about the differences between systemic security and secure systems. He emphasizes that security is not about products but about the products and the processes that fit together into a comprehensive ecosystem that protects information assets.
    Less Expensive Alternative to SSH
    Analysis of Cygwin
    John Tränkenschuh's article "Security on a Dime: Low-cost Alternatives to SSH" is featured on informit.com this month. He breaks his article into two sections: "OpenSSH for Windows: Is Cygwin Good Enough?" and "Using Web Technologies as an SSH Replacement: A Feasibility Study."
    Patch for OpenOffice Vulnerability Available
    Vulnerability in WMF File Format

    There is a patch for a critical vulnerability in OpenOffice regarding the way OpenOffice handles .wmf images. The problem could cause a buffer overflow and allow malicious code to be introduced to a PC.

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