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OpenSolaris Starter Kit
Install on a Laptop or Home PC
Erwin Tenhumberg, on his blog, said he installed the latest Solaris OS build on his laptop. While the installation and configuration "was not as smooth as with Ubuntu" it is now "stable and fast." The OpenSolaris Starter Kit can get you up and running also.
Screencasts of OpenSolaris Install, Dtrace for JavaScript and Chime for DTrace
Presentations for New and Seasoned Users
New screen casts on DTrace for JavaScript Debugging, Chime Visualization Tool for DTrace, and Dual Boot Installation of OpenSolaris on a Laptop are available online.
Atlanta OpenSolaris User Group: What's new with NFS in Nevada
Tuesday. March 20th
The March meeting of the Atlanta OpenSolaris User Group will be held Tuesday, 3/20, at 7PM at the Sun office in Alpharetta. Directions can be found at [url ""]

This month, Alok Aggarwal will give us an update on What's new with NFS in Nevada, as well as what new features have been put back in the last several Nevada builds. Alok is a member of the Solaris engineering team and one of the developers of NFS in OpenSolaris.

As usual, there will be time for discussion of other OpenSolaris topics.

Sun Java System
Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4.0.4 Download Available
Use as Full Install or to Upgrade Existing 4.0 Configurations

Sun has provided a full-install product download for Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4.0.4 that will upgrade existing Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4.0 configurations or can be installed by itself.

Eliminating Read-only Replicas in Netscape/iPlanet Directory Server 6.0
Neil Wilson Blogs on the Improvements

See Neil Wilson's blog on the elimination of read-only replicas in Netscape/iPlanet Directory Server 6.0 (the directory server is now part of the Sun Java System).

Sun Studio Express - February 2007 Early Access Release
Collaborate with Developers and Provide Feedback
New features have been added to the compilers and tools of the Sun Studio Express (February 2007 Early Access Release) that are currently under development for both SPARC and x86 platforms.
Grid Engine DRMAA Extension Available in C and Java Language Bindings
Grid Engine 6.0 Software Update 10 Also Available
Sun blogger Dan Templeton posts some "good news" about DRMAA on his blog. DRMAA is Distributed Resource Management Application API. He has tested and added an extension to the Grid Engine DRMAA implementations to allow a session to be restarted in 6.0 update 9.
How to Increase Resource Utilization with Solaris Containers
Sun BluePrints Guide Provides Detailed Examples
We already know the challenges that organizations face concerning datacenters; this Sun BluePrints guide aims to show how Solaris Containers technology can be an important tool to help increase operational efficiency while reducing costs.
Logical Domains 1.0 Early Access Software Available for Download
Complements Solaris Containers by Providing Application Level Separation
The Logical Domains (LDoms) software is Sun's new server virtualization and partitioning technology. LDoms software can subdivide supported platforms' resources (CPUs, memory, I/O, and storage) by creating partitions called logical or virtual domains.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sun Grid Racks
Featured Sun Net Talks on the Sun Grid Rack Storage Ability and HPC Specialty
Three Sun Net Talks provide information on the Sun Grid Rack System and challenges and the benefits of grid computing. High Performance Computing (HPC) and scalable storage are the focus of two of the talks, which are available on demand. Slides are also available for download.
300GB SCSI Hard Disk Drives to be Available for Netra 1290 Servers
73GB and 146GB Drive Repriced
300 GB SCSI hard disk drives will be available for the Netra 1290 server from Customer System Integration (CSI) only as XATO. Product teams will be announcing support for the X-Option part number as the drive is qualified and support becomes available. Other drives (73GB and 146GB) have been repriced.
Sun StorageTek 9900 Series Relationship with Hitachi Data Systems Reinforced
HDS to Support Sun StorageTek 6920 System Customers
Sun has decided to stop selling the Sun StorageTek 6900 series and have Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) support existing Sun StorageTek 6920 users, according to a report on
Sun Offers Three Sun StorageTek Downloads
Products Are Designed to Support Various Versions of Windows with Tape Drives
Three Sun StorageTek Storage Product Downloads are available from Sun, drivers for some tape drives for Windows Server 2003.
Sun Transfers Storage Software to Sun StorageTek 9990 Software Transfer Program
Offers Customers Investment Protection

The Sun StorageTek 9900 Series Software License Transfer offering provides the 9960/9910/9970/9980 customers investment protection by providing them the ability to transfer the software license from their Sun StorageTek 9960/9910/9970/9980 to a new Sun StorageTek 9990 System.

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 109 Issue 1, Volume 108 Issues 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 109 Issue 1, were:

Top Ten Articles for Vol 109 Issue 1

  • Beginners Guide to LDoms: Understanding and Deploying Logical Domains [17757]
  • How to Use Solaris JumpStart With the Solaris 10 OS for x86/x64 Platforms [17781]
  • Competitively Priced Sun 19-inch LCD Monitor [17717]
  • Higher Performance and Lower Cooling Costs Resulted when Physics Lab Switched to Sun Fire X2100 Servers [17784]
  • Good News From Sun Microsystems! [17809]
  • Project Darkstar's Latest Version Released at Game Developers' Conference [17782]
  • Release Notes Detail Enhancements and Bug Fixes for Sun Connection Update Manager Client 1.0.9 [17755]
  • Using jMaki to Build Web Applications [17762]
  • Comparison of Multilevel Security Policies of Solaris Trusted Extensions and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems [17756]
  • Struts Basics - A Lab from Sang Shin [17735]
    Java Technology
    Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 Preview has New Additions
    App Server Upgrade, Open ESB 2.0 Beta
    The Java Application Platform SDK Update 3 Preview release adds the Sun Web Developer Pack and provides a new app server version, Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Beta (based on GlassFish V2 Beta), along with updates to Open ESB, Portlet Container 1.0, and Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1.
    What to Expect at the 2007 JavaOne Conference
    Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Technical Sessions Confirmed
    Over 60 exhibitors and co-sponsors have signed up to participate in the 2007 JavaOne conference, including Intel, Motorola, Oracle, BEA, NAVTEQ, InterSystems and Parasoft. The conference will he held May 8-11, 2007, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
    Make Java Technology based Web Applications More Responsive and Dynamic
    O'Reilly Book: Ajax on Java
    The O'Reilly book, "Ajax on Java" (February 2007) introduces Ajax, how to make Java technology based Web applications more responsive and dynamic, and presents strategies for communicating between the client and the server, including sending raw data, and using XML or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) for sending more complex collections of data.
    Course Provides Skills, Insights into Java SE 6 for Developers and Programmers
    New Features in the Java SE 6 Platform (WJO-1001) Course
    With two new products in the Java SE 6 line, users will want to take advantage of the learning opportunities provided in the course "New Features in the Java SE 6 Platform" (WJO-1001). Both the Java SE Development Kit 6 (JDK 6) and Java SE Runtime Environment 6 (JRE 6) contribute to the improved level of maturity, quality, stability, compatibility, scalability and security of the current Java implementation.
    Two Overflow and Security Vulnerabilities - Patch and Workaround
    Java Dynamic Management Kit 5.1 Affected and Solaris X11 Servers

    Two Sun Alerts have been issued: one about a an overflow vulnerability and another about a security vulnerability in the JMX RMI-IIOP API. See the Sun Alerts for the patch and workaround for these resolved issues.

    Whitfield Diffie on Privacy in the Digital World
    InfoWorld Interviews Someone Who Knows the Score (and Keeps It)
    Interested in protecting your privacy in the digital world? Then you'll want to read Robert McMillan's InfoWorld interview with Whitefield Diffie, Sun's chief security officer and co-inventor of public key cryptography, where Diffie shares his view that "Privacy laws could hurt the little guy."
    Tutorial Shows How to Secure Client/Server Communications
    Uses Stock-quote Service for Demonstration
    Malla Simhachalam and Marina Sum use the example of a stock-quote service in developing the 90-minute tutorial they created to step users through the process of securing communications between the service's client and server with Sun Java System Access Manager), the NetBeans IDE 5.5, and the Java Application Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) with Tools bundle.
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