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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun's x64 Systems
Sun Begins Reselling Windows Server 2003 as Preinstall Options

Sun customers now have the choice of deploying the top three server operating systems - the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Linux - on Sun's energy-efficient x64 systems. January 10th was the date set for general availability for Sun's offering of Microsoft Windows 2003 on its x64 systems and additional utilities and software offerings, such as the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), to server systems carrying Windows Server 2003.

Commercial Release of Sun xVM Ops Center 1.0
Retiring Sun Connection 1.1 Solaris Update Knowledge Channel

The Sun xVM Ops Center 1.0 commercial release which was set for general availability on January 8th has been postponed to February 2008. xVM Ops Center offers customers an easy-to-use systems management platform for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux. Sun xVM Ops Center provides customers with tools to efficiently manage systems on their network and reduce datacenter management complexity through the consolidation of Sun Connection and Sun N1 System Manager into an all-in-one tool.

InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year Awards Recognize Three Sun Products
Solaris 10 OS, Sun Fire X4500 Server, and ZFS to Greatly Impact IT
InfoWorld's Test Center staff selected three Sun products as top technologies to impact IT in 2008 by awarding them each a Technology of the Year award. They are the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) as the most innovative server OS, Sun Fire X4500 Server as the best storage server, and ZFS as the best file system. A total of 45 products from across eight general categories were honored.
Sun Gains Entree to Israeli Education Market
Microsoft No Longer Enjoys Monopoly in the Classroom

The Israeli government has authorized a three-year agreement with Sun under which the company will help integrate new programs for use by schools, partially underwrite the required teacher training, and help establish new computer laboratories in a move that could dislodge Microsoft from its stronghold there.

System News For Sun Users Blog Recap
Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
System News posts items of interest for Sun users on a regular basis on the System News For Sun Users blog. Some of those items will become detailed articles in this newsletter. A quick recap of posts for the last week includes configuring the x4500 with Symantec Enterprise Vault, what does Sun mean by RedShift, Sun to supply gear to 2010 Winter Olympics, Brunette's Top 5 Solaris 10 Security Features and Warner Bros. to Exclusively Release on Blu-ray Disc Format.
Free and Open Source S/W
Update on 2.4 and PDF Import Extension
Progress Continues on These Future Releases
GullFOSS, the Engineering blog at Sung, recently posted two announcements of interest to the open source community. The first highlights the upcoming feature release, noting some of the key features and enhancements. The second focuses on the PDF import extension that has reached a noted milestone - the ability to import typical PDF documents with good layout fidelity in Draw and Impress.
pgAdmin III Now Part of OpenSolaris/Solaris
Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) Build 79 and Solaris 10 OS Update 5
pgAdmin III is now part of the OpenSolaris/Solaris from Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) build 79 and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Update 5, reports a Sun blog. This feature-rich open source administration and development platform for PostgreSQL is considered one of the most popular.
Sun Passes Liberty Alliance's Full Matrix SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing
Sun Java System Federated Access Manager 8.0 Only Solution to Pass Every Requirement
Sun is one of six companies that has passed Liberty Alliance's full matrix SAML 2.0 interoperability testing and the US GSA SAML 2.0 profile, meeting the prerequisite interoperability requirements for participating in the US E-Authentication Identity Federation.
NetBeans Technology Evangelist Gregg Sporar Presents Five "Live" Demos
NetBeans 6.0 Highlighted in SYS-CON Webcast

There are many of them out there, but it may still be worth your time to watch a SYS-CON.TV webcast with NetBeans Technology Evangelist Gregg Sporar, who gives an in-depth glimpse into the many new features of NetBeans 6.0 in five "live" demos.

DTrace (Un)conference Set for March 14th in San Francisco
Sign Up on Conference Wiki and Share Your Experiences with DTrace

March 14th is the day and San Francisco is the place for the first DTrace (un)conference: dtrace.conf(08) where interested technologists will come together to share their latest applications with the dynamic tracing framework. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak for at least fifteen minutes on what they are doing with DTrace.

Understanding the Variations in the Solaris OS Versions
Sun Net Talk Discusses Solaris 10, SXDE, and Project Indiana

In the 10-minute webcast "Sorting Out Solaris Releases" Dan Roberts, director of Solaris & OpenSolaris Marketing, and Larry Wake, Solaris Group marketing manager, discuss the different versions of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) with particular emphasis on variations between the Solaris 10 OS and the Solaris Express Developer Editon (SXDE).

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 119 Issue 1; Volume 118 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 119 Issue 1, were:

  • Sun's Comeback One of the Most Underreported Stories of 2007 [19218]
  • Enabling Solaris CIFS Service in Workgroup or AD Domain [19203]
  • Don't Wait for a Download of VMware Image of OpenSolaris [19196]
  • IDC's Top 10 Storage Predictions for 2008 [19225]
  • A Review of the News from 2007 [19232]
  • What's in Stor[age] at Sun for 2008? [19182]
  • Sun StorageTek 5800 System Architecture [19161]
  • Good News from Sun [19095]
  • Sapotek Pleased with Shift from Red Hat to Solaris 10 OS [19164]
  • TOP500 List Is Really TOP100/TOP400 [19198]
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