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Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software Could Ease Customers' Vista Woes
With its Secure Platform for Accessing Virtualized Windows Desktop Environments
Upgrading Windows XP desktops to Vista is a major investment, which ultimately results in only marginal improvements to baseline functionality. Customers are taking note with low numbers of upgrades in the UK, and now Microsoft is allowing customers to downgrade to XP when buying machines with the new operating system. Perhaps the better alternative is Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Sun VDI) Software.
Sun Fire X4500 Servers Are Foundation of NYU Archiving Project
Implementation Offers Scalability, Ease of Administration and Cost Management
New York University has solved the voluminous storage problems involved with its National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program projects by implementing a system that employs the Sun Fire E25K and Sun Fire X4500 servers in the management and storage of archival data.
Solaris Containers Virtualizing Feature Saves Company Time, Money
Kichler Lighting Improved Systems Utilization by 55 Percent
Solaris Containers virtualization feature of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) provides limitless software partitioning on one license with thousands of applications on one system. Kichler Lighting is one company that has taken advantage of this feature and improved its systems utilization by approximately 55 percent.
Free and Open Source S/W
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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.
OpenOffice.org 2.3 Released
Download Enables Access to Growing Extensions Library
OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 2.3 will users be able to make full use of the growing extensions library.
OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org community. IBM has committed to make continuing contributions towards enriching the features and the code quality of OpenOffice.org and leverage the open-source productivity suite's technology in the IBM product line.
Software
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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.

Servers
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Sun's New Quad-Core x64 (x86, 64-bit) Systems
Sun Fire X4150 and Sun Fire X4450 Powered by Intel Xeon Processors
Sun Fire X4150 and Sun Fire X4450 servers are Sun's first quad-core x64 (x86, 64-bit) systems. Both servers can run the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Windows, Linux or VMware operating systems and come in a new chassis design optimized for cooling and power efficiency.
Video: Sun and Intel Execs Introduce New Intel-Based Systems
Discuss Designing the New Sun Fire Systems, Future Plans
John Fowler, EVP for Sun's Systems Group, and Pat Gelsinger, senior VP and GM for Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, unveiled the new Sun Fire systems based on the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor on September 25th, 2007. See the launch of the Sun Fire X4150 and Sun Fire X4450 in a 43-minute video.
Sun Fire X4150 and the Intel Architecture, Memory
Compared To AMD Opteron, Sun Fire X4100 M2 and Sun Fire X2200 M2
Find out more about the newly announced Sun Fire X4150 powered by the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series [18640] by reviewing what's new in Intel's core micro-architecture; how its architecture and memory compares to AMD Opteron; plus how does the Sun Fire X4150 compare to the Sun Fire X4100 M2 and Sun Fire X2200 M2.
Performance Tests Compare Sun Fire V480 and T2000 Servers
Running Oracle 10g RAC Database
Bipul Kumar and Tomas Ramanauskas report on a test of the Sun Fire V480 versus Sun Fire T2000 server in the real-world, production environment found at BioMed Central that publishes more than 170 journals and several other web-based products. BioMed Central uses the Oracle 10g RAC database to store and serve the data required to run the web sites. The comparison revealed superior performance with the Sun Fire T2000.
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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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