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Sun Launches as It's Named Best in Class in Approach to Climate Change
Community Provides Free Tools, Resources for Tracking GHG Emissions is a new community aimed at helping organizations calculate, compare and reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions using the site's unique GHG emissions tool. Membership is free and open to organizations willing to sharing data, transparently or anonymously, with other community participants.
Webcast to Cover Reference Architecture Based on Niagara and Solaris 10
Announcement from Sun and Blackboard Set for October 4th
Sun and Blackboard are scheduled to announce a new Reference Architecture based on Niagara and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) during a special event forum on October 4th at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle for Educause. A special webcast presentation will carry the event.
Sun HPC Consortium 2007 Scheduled for November 10-12 in Reno
Interactive Forum on Development and Use of Sun Computational Tools
The Sun High Performance Computing Consortium (SHPCC) will be held in Reno from November 10-12th, in conjunction with SC07, which will run through the 16th. SHPCC provides a forum where attendees can interactively learn more about the development and effective use of Sun computational tools.
Free and Open Source S/W
Gartner Likes What It Sees of Sun's GNU/Linux Efforts
Vendor Rating Rises to 'Promising'
Sun has climbed up the Gartner vendor rating ladder to "promising" as a top contributor to GNU/Linux, Barton George notes in his recent LinuxWorld presentation. George is Group Manager, GNU/Linux Strategy and Community Manager, Sun Microsystems Inc. 2.3 Released
Download Enables Access to Growing Extensions Library 2.3, the latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite, has just been released. It incorporates an extensive array of new features and enhancements to all its core components while protecting users from newly discovered security vulnerabilities. Only with 2.3 will users be able to make full use of the growing extensions library. Community Welcomes IBM
Big Blue to Contribute Lotus Notes Code, Other Enhancements
IBM will be contributing code it has developed in its Lotus Notes product line and other accessibility enhancements to the community. IBM has committed to make continuing contributions towards enriching the features and the code quality of and leverage the open-source productivity suite's technology in the IBM product line.
Solaris Express Developer Edition 9/07 Software
Includes New Solaris Installer and GUI Front End Tool for DTrace
Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) 9/07 software is now available with a new Solaris installer that is user-friendly and speeds the process of setting up a developer desktop operating system. A new GUI front end tool for DTrace called D-Light also is included, providing an extensible library of profiling technology that makes it easer to access DTrace's performance measurement capabilities.
What's New in the Solaris 10 8/07 OS Release
Solaris Key Management Framework, DHCP Support, Multi-MAC Address Release and More

Solaris 10 8/07 Operating System (Solaris OS) has been announced and is offering increased performance and greater flexibility. This version has improved security and other features that allow you to obtain only what you need while taking advantage of Solaris' advanced technologies.

Application Support for Solaris OS is More Than Double Nearest Competitor
Offers Widest Choice of Workloads Available
Application support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) numbers 5,855, notes Jim Laurent in a recent blog. This is more than double its nearest competitor, HP-UX with a reported 2,460, as well as third runner-up Red Hat Enterprise Linux with 2,340.
What Does Retirement Phase 1 Mean for the Solaris 8 OS?
Learn More About the Solaris Operating System Life Cycle

Although the last ship date (LSD) for the Solaris 8 Operating System (Solaris OS) was this past February, it still has a total service life of more than 12 years. Find out more about the Solaris Operating System Life Cycle.

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 114 Issue 5; Volume 115 Issues 1, 2 and 3

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 3, were:

  • Sun Execs Detail Reasons Behind Sun's New Agreement with Microsoft [18651]
  • ZFS Enhancements in Solaris 08/07 Update [18631]
  • Etude: The Solaris 8 Migration Assistant [18633]
  • Installation Guide on the Solaris 10 8/07 OS on x86 Systems [18628]
  • New Version of Java EE 5 Application Server Released [18650]
  • Solaris Containers for Linux Applications Released [18602]
  • Fundamentals on Storage Area Networks [18613]
  • The Latest on Sun Servers from Sun Blogs [18589]
  • UltraSPARC T1's New Fault Management Features; Microparallelism in Multithreaded Apps [18590]
  • Sun Beats IBM By Over 2X in Price/Performance in SPC-1 Benchmark [18648]
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