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OpenSolaris News from This Past Summer
Blog Highlights the Latest
Interested in the latest happenings on OpenSolaris? Then visit Tim Foster's August 30th blog that offers OpenSolaris news from this past July and August via a direct link to his mp3 or notes and links. Foster also has posted a podcast covering the Irish OpenSolaris User Group's last meeting.
Project Indiana Aims to Attract More Developers to Solaris OS
Strategies to Gain More Adoption for OpenSolaris and Solaris OS
Sun is trying to increase adoption of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and OpenSolaris with Project Indiana as well as attract more developers. Hopes are that with more developers using it, then they will not develop other distributions.
Sun Java System
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Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Turns to Sun to Manage Identities of Employees and Brokers
Easing Access to Many Applications and Simplifying Password Use
When auto insurance provider Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) found challenges in supporting information to their 11,000 employees, brokers and agents, they turned to Sun and the Sun Java System Identity Manager for its increased functionality and lower TCO.
Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1
Support for War File Deployable Console
Sun has announced their first update to its Sun Java System, the new Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1. This high-performance directory server includes proxy, virtual directory and data distribution. In 6.1, there is a new database compaction that lets customers recover unused disk space.
New Course on Sun Java System Identity Manager Starts 9-17-07
Presentation Slides, Software and Code Samples Online
A new course is being offered by Gabriel Magarino, and it is hosted on the JavaPassion.com site of Sang Shin. The first class will be on September 17, 2007, and will provide an overview of the Sun Java System Identity Manager, installation and interfaces and objects.
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ServerWatch Highlights Sun's Latest Server Offerings
Includes M-Class, Sun Blade 6000, CoolThreads Models
Drew Robb with ServerWatch has written a summary of Sun's new M-Class servers, the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System and its CoolThreads models, highlighting their features and benefits.
Next Generation Server Module: Sun Blade X8440
High-performance, Unprecedented I/O Capacity, Drop-in Upgradability
The fastest blade servers on the market are the Sun Blade X8440 server module, says Sun. The modules come with up to four AMD Opteron dual core 8222 CPUs (upgradable to quad core), up to 128GB DDR2-667 memory and offer four-socket dual core 3.0GHz (95w) CPUs with 32 DIMM slots.
Netra X4200 M2 Server Repricing
New Options Also Announced
Sun's Netra X4200 M2 AC and DC servers are being repriced to allow Sun to maintain a competitive position in the carrier-grade server market.
Sun Fire x64 Servers Management Pack 3.0 for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
Download Available
The Sun Fire x64 Servers Management Pack 3.0 for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 is now available for download from the Sun Download Center. The pack provides the tools and utilities needed to completely integrate Sun Fire x64 servers into the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 environment.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 114 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5

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 114 Issue 5, were:

  • Sun Server Virtualization Technology [18520]
  • New Addition to Sun Configuration Diagram Templates [18559]
  • Lightweight Crypto Accelerator of the UltraSPARC T2 Processor [18539]
  • IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for Q2CY07 Results [18551]
  • Benchmark Shows Off UltraSPARC T1 for Database-, Application- & Web Tier [18560]
  • How to Burn a CD and/or a DVD in the Solaris OS [18548]
  • ZFS Snapshot to Amazon S3 [18527]
  • Creating More Than One I/O Domain [18529]
  • Clarifying Solaris Networking Abstractions [18543]
  • Questions Answered About Sun & IBM Solaris OS Announcement [18535]
    Developer
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    NetBeans.tv Lauched -- Enter the Contest Before September 30
    Interviews, Projects and More
    NetBeans.tv has been launched: You can add your own content to the site and connect the people, projects and technologies around NetBeans. Find interviews, projects and more. A contest will run through September 30, 2007, with prizes such as a mobile phone and a chance to meet James Gosling.
    Client-Server Programming Using Java FX Script
    Part 2 in SDN's Learning JavaFX Script Series
    Robert Eckstein presents a simple introduction to client-server programming using JavaFX Script technology and the Java platform's Remote Method Invocation (Java RMI) libraries in the second of his three articles focusing on JavaFX Script.
    Maintaining Interoperability in a Web 2.0 World
    Interoperability Solutions with Ajax, Java and .NET Technologies
    Tools that allow a server-side paradigm to build Ajax applications are fine in some scenarios; however, using some of these can lead to interoperability challenges. Marina Fisher and Gerald Beuchelt examine these interoperability issues and offer solutions in an SDN article.
    Filthy Rich Clients: A New Book from Developers Chet Haase and Romain Guy
    How to Create Graphically Rich Applications
    Chet Haase and Romain Guy's new book, "Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications" covers how to write high-performing GUI applications, elements of Swing and Java 2D and more to help developers write "applications that are so graphically rich that they ooze cool."
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    TX Ranger Initiative: Easy Demo of Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions
    Sun Insiders Working to Make Demo of this Technology a Cinch
    Demonstrating Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions (TX) with pre-built VMWare images is the thrust of a blog by Dave Walker, who explains the initiative known as TX Ranger and offers code on automating a build of TX on Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System (Solaris OS) in a related posting.
    Using DTrace With Open MPI Applications
    Find Out How and Why
    There are two ways to use the Solaris DTrace Utility with Open MPI applications, and Karen Norteman explains just that in a technical article hosted on the Sun Developer Network site. Additionally, Alvaro Lopez Ortega's blog offers a link to a video on DTrace that shows you "how to see software without making it slower."
    Sun Blogs on the Solaris OS: Tech Tips
    SAMBA & SWAT, Storage and Isolating Apps using Solaris 10 Containers

    We've pulled together a few blogs from Sun bloggers about the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The first is on SAMBA and SWAT in Solaris 10 8/07 OS, the second is from the storage team that works with the Solaris OS and the third is a brief tip on how to isolate applications using Solaris 10 Containers.

    Register with the Sun Connection Inventory Channel
    Helps Manage Your Products, Keeps You Up-to-Date

    Registering your products with the Sun Connection Inventory Channel can help you manage and organize your assets while being kept up-to-date on the latest product information. Tim Smith explains the registration procedure and how to use the Sun Connection Inventory Channel to coordinate your assets for maximum benefit in two Big Admin Sun Docs.

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