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Update Now Available: Solaris 10 8/07 OS
Featuring Solaris Containers for Linux Applications, PostgreSQL 8.2 Fully Integrated
The newest update to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) makes it easier for new customers to migrate to the Solaris OS, while enabling existing customers to reap the power of Sun's continuing investment in innovations for Solaris without disrupting operations. The new version is Solaris 10 8/07.
Sun to Sell Microsoft Windows Server on Sun x64 Systems
New Agreement Between Sun and Microsoft also Includes a New Interoperability Center
Sun and Microsoft will work together to make Windows Server deploy easily on Sun x64 systems. Sun will become an OEM for Windows Server. Microsoft and Sun will also work together to test and validate the Windows platform on Sun x64 systems and storage. Microsoft and Sun will also build an Interoperability Center on Microsoft's Redmond campus.
Manage Escalating Data Growth with the New Sun StorageTek 9985V System
4 Gb/sec Performance, Support for VMWare ESX
With datacenter-class functionality, embedded heterogeneous virtualization, and dynamic provisioning, the StorageTek 9985V improves storage management, efficiency, and availability while reducing costs.
AMD Opteron Processor based Sun Blade Server Module X8440
High Memory Density, Up to 192 Gbps of I/O Capacity
Sun's introduction of the Sun Blade X8440 Server Module is as "the world's first blade server designed for Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors." This blade module comes 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.
Sun to Acquire Cluster File Systems, Inc.
Enhancements to Lustre on Linux and Solaris OS Planned
Sun will acquire the majority of Cluster File Systems, Inc.'s intellectual property and business assets, including the Lustre File System. The deal is expected to be completed by October 1, 2007.
New Sun Web Page for the Sun Eco Innovation Initiative Provides Links to Sun Eco Ready Kits and More
The Pod Concept: A Simple & Repeatable Way to Plan for Data Center Growth
Sun recently announced its new Eco Innovation Initiative to help customers improve economic and environmental efficiency. The site offers links to new Eco solutions, Eco tools and other products and services such as Sun Eco Ready Kits.
MPK20 - Sun's Virtual 3D Work Environment
Enhanced Collaboration Created with Sun Technologies
MPK20 is Sun's virtual office that offers half of Sun employees who work remotely a virtual 3D environment to work, share documents and meet with colleagues using natural voice communication. Find out how this virtual 3D environment actually works in providing Sun employees a real-world work environment.
Free and Open Source S/W
Understanding the Dynamics that Drives Open Source
Simon Phipps Offers His View
What are the underlying dynamics that drive open source? Janice J. Heiss explores the answer to this question in a recent article that reflects on Sun Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps' presentation "Liberating Java; Free and Open Opportunity for the Future."
New FOSS Open Hardware Documentation Wiki
Older Chipset Docs Available -- Collaboration Requested
Documentation for chipsets is being added to a new Sun wiki site. The Sun Microelectronics division has been adding older documentation so members of the OpenBSD and FreeBSD communities can include support for features. The site is the FOSS Open Hardware Documentation page.
ICEfaces: An Open Source Project with a Plugin for NetBeans IDE
Get Over 50 Ajax JavaServerFaces (JSF) Components
NetBeans IDE users now have a way to develop rich Ajax web features without the need for JavaScript, while staying compliant with Java EE standards: a dedicated plug-in to ICEfaces open source software.
Project Darkstar's Core Technologies Open Sourced
Available for Immediate Download
Source code for Project Darkstar is now freely available for download and use under the GPLv2 license. Project Darkstar is the video game industry's first enterprise grade, high performance, fault tolerant and highly scalable server technology for online, multiplayer games.
New Sun Desktop Virtualization Software Improves Desktop Security and Ease of Management
Project Appia Previewed: Integrates Sun VDI Software with VMware Infrastructure
Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Sun VDI) Software offers users a highly-secure platform for accessing virtualized Microsoft Windows desktop environments from a wide variety of client devices. It can be installed on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux operating systems.
Sun StarOffice WebLog Publisher - ComputerWorld Review
Pros Include Support for Wordpress and Blogger
Martin MC Brown reviewed StarOffice WebLog Publisher on ComputerworldÂ’s Blogs and listed pros and cons, according to his experience. An add-in to the StarOffice 8 productivity suite, WebLog Publisher enables users to post web blog items directly from Writer.
What's new in the Solaris 10 8/07 OS Release
Enhancements for Installation and Networking, Security and File Systems

Keeping up on what's new in the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) can be a big job, so we are featuring "What's new in the Solaris 10 8/07 Release". This is from the site and presents need-to-know information on this release that summarizes new features in this current release.

Sun Distinguished Engineer Brian Wong on High Semantic Storage
Creating Storage Systems that Understand How to Use Data
Sun Distinguished Engineer Brian Wong believes semantics is the answer to many of today's and tomorrow's storage issues. With high semantic storage, a storage system will not only be able to hold data, but will actually help system administrators by understanding the data that it is storing and share that data across platforms. Wong explains in an interview with Al Riske.
Streamline File Collection and Management with Sun Compliance and Content Management Solution File System
C2MS: Sun StorageTek SAM-FS Combined with XS-One's Compliance Platform
Unmanaged files can be brought under control with Sun Compliance and Content Management Solution (C2MS) File System Archiving, a single-software, end-to-end solution powered by AXS-One Software.
Managing NAS Anti-Virus Agent of Sun StorageTek 5000 NAS Appliance
Learn How to Manage its Features and Policies
Learn how to use the NAS Anti-Virus Agent (NAS AVA) - a standard part of the Sun StorageTek 5000 NAS Appliance's operating system - and manage its capabilities within your environment in a Sun Docs article by Tim Thomas.
Downloads for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software (EBS), Release 7.4
Networker Modules for Sybase, Informix, SAP and More

Five new downloads for the Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software (EBS), Release 7.4 or later are now available for free from Sun. They include EBS 7.4 Modules for NME-5.1, NMSQL-5.1, Networker Module for Sybase, Networker Module for Informix and Networker Module SAP.

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 114 Issues 3, 4 and 5; Volume 115 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 115 Issue 1, were:

  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 7300 Series Platform Previewed [18608]
  • Sun Blogs on the Solaris OS: Tech Tips [18588]
  • Sun Java System Identity Management Suite Gets Sun into Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning [18603]
  • Project Indiana Aims to Attract More Developers to Solaris OS [18604]
  • ServerWatch Highlights Sun's Latest Server Offerings [18530]
  • OpenSolaris News from This Past Summer [18583]
  • Sun Fire x64 Servers Management Pack 3.0 for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 [18585]
  • Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 [18554]
  • Using DTrace With Open MPI Applications [18600]
  • New Course on Sun Java System Identity Manager Starts 9-17-07 [18596]
    Google Checkout Java SDK Now Available
    Enhance the Shopping Experience on Your E-Commerce Site
    To enhance the buying experience on your e-commerce website, integrate Google Checkout into your web applications. Google Checkout provides an easy, web-based console for merchants. It has a powerful REST and XML based API to enable merchants to integrate their backend systems for order processing. Now there is a new NetBeans module that provides a wizard-driven interface to integrate the Checkout SDK in any web project.
    Using JavaFX Script for Client-Server Communication
    With NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 and JAX-WS 2.1

    In the last of Robert Eckstein's three part article series focusing on JavaFX Script, he explains how JavaFX Script can be used in conjunction with NetBeans IDE 5.5.1 to communicate with a server across a network, using the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.1.

    Interview with Sun's Chief Security Officer Whitfield Diffie
    Offers His Views on Encryption, Future of Security and Computers
    Sun Chief Security Office Whitfield Diffie schools ComputerWorld's Joyce Carpenter on encryption, data mining, outsourcing security and more in a recent interview.
    Project Sailfin's Latest Updates
    Includes Security Features
    Venu Gopal has been working on security features for Project Sailfin, which adds Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Servlets technology extension to the Sun Java System Communication Application Server (Glassfish). He offers links to the latest functionalities under development in his blog.
    Three Security Vulnerabilities: Processing XSLT Stylesheets, Solaris 10 BIND
    Sun Cluster Software Security Vulnerability

    Here are some recent SunSolve alerts with links to details and workarounds (as available): Sun Java System Application Server and Web Server processing of XSLT Stylesheets; Solaris 10 BIND vulnerability; and a Sun Cluster Software vulnerability.

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