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Java Card Platform Specification 3.0 Released
Two Versions Support New Features, Functions
Smart card chip manufacturers, smart card vendors and Java Card platform implementation providers will welcome the news that Java Card platform specification version 3.0 has been released. There are two separate editions of the new Java Card 3.0 platform specification: Java Card Platform v.3.0, Classic Edition and Java Card Platform v.3.0, Connected Edition.
Sun News Radio on
The Russ Castronovo Radio Interviews
Russ Castronovo, (Director, Social and New Media, Sun Microsystems), has started a series of on-demand "radio" interviews on Interviews that Russ has produced in April:

Sun Considered a Disruptive Force in the IT Industry
Named a Company That Dares to Innovate
Baseline, in consultation with market analysts and business leaders, recently released the companies it assesses to be disruptive, meaning that they dare to innovate and displace outmoded business models. Sun Microsystems made the list with its eco-strategy.
MySQL Still Committed to Linux and LAMP
Mickos Contends Sun Interested in Offering Customers Choices
Attendees at the 2008 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit held at the University of Texas at Austin earlier this month wanted to know whether Sun's preference for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) over Linux would affect MySQL with its new ownership to Sun. According to speaker Marten Mickos, former MySQL CEO and current Sun senior VP of Databases, the answer was a resounding no.
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 Solaris On Demand - SaaS Program for ISVs, Sun x64 Server Platforms to be Supported by Upcoming Ubuntu Release and Free Solaris 10 5/08 OS Download Now Available.
Free and Open Source S/W
The Open-Source Road to Profitability at Sun
Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green on Company Strategy
Eric Lundquist of eWeek characterizes Sun Microsystems as "a company that develops open-source software, uses it as an entrée into enterprises, and then sells hardware and services into those enterprises," calling the company the "largest open-source-based IT infrastructure company in the world." His interview with Jonathan Schwartz and EVP for Software Rich Green examined Sun's approach to leveraging open source to develop enterprise market share.
Latest Release - Version 2.4
Several Security Vulnerabilities Repaired, New Features Added
Version 2.4 of, which is now available for immediate download, fixed a number of security vulnerabilities. Users are advised to upgrade to afford themselves of this additional protection.
OpenProj Now Included in European StarOffice Boxes
A Complete Replacement Product of Microsoft Project
The free, open source project management solution OpenProj is now being included in StarOffice boxes available in Europe. OpenProj is a complete replacement of Microsoft Project, offering equivalent functionality, and available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows.
Details on the Solaris 10 5/08 Operating System
Specifics on New Features and Enhancements
The official download release of the Solaris 10 5/08 Operating System (Solaris OS) was announced in mid-April, and the physical media kit's general availability set for release April 28. Now, more details on the version's new features and enhancements are available.
New UI Expected with Sun xVM Server, xVM Ops Center Releases
Although Still Under Development, Blog Gives a Brief Preview
Steve Wilson gives a brief update on the xVM Server and its user interface (UI) architecture in a recent blog entry. He notes that many think of the xVM Server only as it relates to the Xen hypervisor at OpenSolaris, and points out that it is much more than an open source project.
Sun Shared Visualization Software Version 1.1 - Free Download
Remotely Access and Share 3D-Accelerated Applications
Sun Shared Visualization v1.1 is a unique visualization middleware that "virtualizes" visualization by treating the graphics hardware resources as a resource pool and dynamically assigning them to either sharing or scaling, or both. Users on a variety of platforms can transparently view and interact with 3D-accelerated applications, which can run on a central resource with very large shared memory, lots of CPUs, many high-performance graphics cards and/or high-performance, high-capacity storage.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 122 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Volume 121 Issue 4

During the last quarter (Jan 08, Feb 08. Mar 08), the web site for this newsletter had 140k unique visitors who viewed 312k pages. (For the past 12 months: 416k visitors and 1.0 million page views.)

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 122 Issue 3, were:

  • Features in the Just Released Solaris 10 5/08 [19789]
  • Solaris 8 and 9 Containers Software [19785]
  • UltraSPARC T2 Plus Processor Systems Benchmark Results [19766]
  • Download Available for Logical Domains 1.0.2 [19784]
  • Get the Information You Need on the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 [19786]
  • A Glance at Sun's Next-Generation CMT Servers [19773]
  • Sun Releases MySQL Workbench [19801]
  • A Guide for Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 in the Solaris OS [19668]
  • Check Out the Java 6 Update 10 [19772]
  • Get a Quick Introduction to GlassFish [19759]
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