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Free and Open Source S/W
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Sun Reiterates Open Source Strategy During Global Media Summit
With a Healthy Bottom Line, Sun Now Focusing on Growth
Even in biblical times, it has been said that what you give away will be returned to you ten-fold, and faith-filled Sun continues to believe in this old adage. At Sun's Global Media Summit held February 13th, Sun executives held strong to the company's open source strategy that software giveaways lead to support contracts and hardware buys, equaling revenue growth.
The Three Databases of SXDE 1/08
Which Database to Use for Which Applications

The Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) 1/08 offers three different databases - PostgreSQL, MySQL, and JavaDB - all of which are optimized for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The question is which is the right one to use for which applications.

OpenOffice.org Named Best Download of 2007
CNET TV Places the Office Suite in the Top Spot
OpenOffice.org took tops honors in CNET TV's Best Downloads of 2007. Tom Merritt, executive editor at CNET, noted its compatibility with Microsoft Office formats and free cost as highlights of the office suite that offers word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, and database.
Partners
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Network.com Adds Applications, New Partner Program, Availability
Enhancements Made to Sun Grid Compute Utility
Sun has announced Network.com Application Catalog, a collection of online grid-enabled applications that are available from its Sun Grid compute utility service, has 14 new applications. Additionally, the company has launched a new partner program called the Sun Network.com Connection for independent software vendors (ISVs) to create and expand lucrative on-demand service offerings to end-users.
Sun and Frontline Establish Sun Vietnam
Sales Offices Expected to Open Later This Year

Sun Vietnam is a joint venture between Sun Microsystems and Frontline Technologies Corporation Ltd. to further establish the company in that country by supporting the rapidly growing interests and demands for enterprise-class IT services and solutions. Sun expects sales offices to open in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2008.

Achieving the Highest Server Performance at an Affordable Price
Sun Startup Essentials Program Did Just That for SearchForce, Inc.

When SearchForce was founded in 2004, its goal was to enable advertisers to maximize profitability from Pay Per Click Marketing by making PPC management easier. The startup was focused on maximizing ROI on search engine marketing (SEM). As time went on, the company needed to upgrade its datacenter and migrate it to a new facility within a three-month time frame. This is when it turned to the Sun Startup Essentials Program.

Software
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Solaris Express Developer Edition 1/08 Reviewed
Quarterly Update of SXDE Will Have Users Rejoicing

Exuberant would not be too strong a word to characterize the response of Phoronix's Michael Larabel to the release of Solaris Express Developer Edition 1/08, given that he uses the term "rejoice" in his description of the expected user acceptance of this quarterly update to the next-generation Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) built from the latest OpenSolaris Nevada technologies.

Don't Throw Out Your Mac; Load the Solaris Operating System
Tom Yager Offers a Suggestion for Frustrated Users of OS X
Mac users of the world, unite! InfoWorld's Tom Yager has a suggestion for those of you with AMD processors that are unhappy with the performance of OS X on their machines. What leaves Yager most unhappy is that his need to be able to perform virtualization operations on his Mac is frustrated by Apple's having barred OS X from running as a virtual guest even on its own Macs. His solution? Run the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 119 Issues 4 and 5; Volume 120 Issue 1, and 2

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 120 Issue 2, were:

  • Rock Release Now Expected in Latter Half of 2009 [19430]
  • Solaris 10, RHEL 5, MS Windows Compared [19451]
  • Sun Announces Plans to Buy VirtualBox Software Maker innotek [19453]
  • How-to Set Up JumpStart with the Solaris 10 OS for SPARC Platforms and ZFS [19410]
  • Moellenkamp on Less Known Solaris Features [19418]
  • Jonathan Schwartz Explains Sun's Interest in MySQL [19425]
  • Project Indiana Preview 2 [19409]
  • Introducing the Sun Netra T5220 Server [19452]
  • Sun MD S20 Bests Dell Servers in Web Performance [19411]
  • Sun Shines for MySQL [19426]
    Security
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    Paul Bryan on Defending Against Phishing
    Developer Works on Integrating OpenID with OpenSSO
    Marina Sum covers quite a lot of ground in her recent interview with Sun technical specialist Paul Bryan. The two discussed identity-related development and OpenSSO Extensions, including support for OpenID. Sum notes that among Bryan's goals is the creation of an authentication system that will alleviate security fraud and theft, such as phishing.
    Remote Updating from a Single Master Machine
    Procedure Uses sudo from Non-Privileged Account
    Joseph Kwan has written a piece on enabling remote updates via rdist and rsync using ssh from a master machine by employing sudo on the client machines from a non-privileged account. Kwan includes code samples in the setup and testing sections of his article that demonstrate how to arrive at his recommended procedure.
    Sun Java System Access Manager and ActivIdentity 4TRESS Authentication Server
    Learn How to Achieve OTP-Based Authentication by Integrating Solutions

    The 4TRESS OTP (one-time password) authentication module allows users to incorporate any OTP authentication schemes handled by ActivIdentity 4TRESS into the Sun Java System Access Manager authentication framework. This includes Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV or Chip and PIN). It also protects applications in which access control is managed by the Access Manager with the OTP schemes supported by 4TRESS.

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