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Sun Solutions Support Holocaust Living History Project
Sun StorageTek Solutions Assist with One of World's Largest Archiving Operations
Sun's press release announced the completion of The USC Shoah Foundation Institute's first stage of the living history project. As one of the world's largest digital video archiving projects, the Shoah Foundation utilized Sun's solutions to capture more than 100,000 hours of interviews of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust.
The Man Behind JavaFX
Chris Oliver's Story for Developing this Rich Internet Application
From F3 to JavaFX, Chris Oliver's experience in developing "JavaFX for rich Internet Application" is featured in Al Riske's article, "Mind-Bendingly Cool Innovation." Oliver developed F3, as an independent project that helped to integrate people, because "'there was a use case for graphics in the enterprise application space.'"
OpenSolaris 2008.11: Will Linux Users Be Interested Enough to Adopt?
Charlie Schluting Thinks They Will with the Right Developer Focus
Charlie Schluting has to wonder -- in fact, has to ask -- whether OpenSolaris 2008.11 has anything in its many new features that will appeal compellingly to hard core Linux users. He answers his own question quite unambiguously, "Yes, yes it can. The install is identical to all other Linux distros, and it uses the familiar GNOME desktop. OpenSolaris on the right hardware is basically the same as running Linux, from a casual user’s perspective."
OpenSolaris News Bites - CrossBow Project, Customize Input Methods, xTuple Postbooks GUI Client, Install on USB Stick, Web Server Install in OpenSolaris 2008.11 Zone, How to Remotely Connect
Short Items of Interest to the OpenSolaris Community

  • Crossbow Project Integrated in Nevada
  • Customize IIIM (Internet/Intranet Input Methods) in OpenSolaris
  • xTuple Postbooks GUI Client
  • Installing OpenSolaris on a USB Stick
  • Installing a Web Server in an OpenSolaris 2008.11 Zone
  • How to Remotely Connect to OpenSolaris/Solaris System

An Introduction to Sun xVM Ops Center
Includes a Video Tour
Owen Allen's announced intention in his blog on Sun xVM Ops Center is to present a summary of the solution and what it can do for users. "Sun xVM Ops Center is a datacenter management tool. You install it within your datacenter, and it serves up a browser user interface that lets you do a variety of things," he writes. Allen touches on these "things" and offers readers a video tour for more.
Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1 Now Available to Download Free
It's Faster, Easier to Use, and Delivers Enterprise-Class Features
Sun announced the release of xVM VirtualBox 2.1 this week with several enterprise-class enhancements, including 3D acceleration graphics adapter, improved network performance, and bridged networking configuration. This high-performance, open source desktop virtualization software supports the most popular enterprise host operating systems, including the Solaris OS and OpenSolaris, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Apple Mac OS X.
Is Your Sun Software Up-to-Date?
Download the Latest Software Updates from Sun

Ten of the latest software updates available from the Sun Downloads page include Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4, HPC Software Linux Edition 1.1.1 GA, Message Queue 4.3, Solaris InfiniBand (IB) Updates 2.1, and more.

Sun StorageTek HiCommand Tuning Manager v6.1
Adds Support for Windows 2008, Red Hat Linux 4.6 and 5.2, AIX 6.1 and 5.3, and More

Sun has announced the release of Sun StorageTek HiCommand Tuning Manager v6.1, developed for the Sun StorageTek 9990V, 9985V, 9990, and 9985, along with Sun StorEdge 9910, 9960, 9970, and 9980. This latest release includes revised platform versions, RAS improvements and general bug fixes.

Sun StorageTek 9900 Dynamic Link Manager 6.1 and Global Link Manager 6.1
For Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Windows, and Linux

Sun has announced two new solutions in its storage portfolio: the Sun StorageTek 9900 Dynamic Link Manager 6.1 (DLM) for Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Windows and Linux, and Sun StorageTek 9900 Global Link Manager 6.1 (GLM).

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 130 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 129 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 128 Issues 4 and 5;
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, Vol 130 Issue 2, the top 10 articles were:

  • Sun's Bottom Line Is Better Than Many Think [21016]
  • Sun Releases OpenSolaris 2008.11, Adding ZFS Functionality [21018]
  • Java SE 6 Update 11 [20968]
  • Ars Technica Offers Perspective on OpenSolaris 2008.11 [20976]
  • Harness the Power of X86 Server Refresh with Sun and Intel [21012]
  • Sun's Enterprise Disk Systems Market Demonstrates Solid Growth [20999]
  • News Bites - OpenSolaris 2008.11, VirtualBox 2.0.6, Sun Secure Global Desktop Software, OpenSolaris and Open Source Graphics [20972]
  • Sun Releases JavaFX 1.0 with Immersive Media Capabilities [20974]
  • A Look at JavaFX Media with Lead Engineer Tony Wyant [20971]
  • Production-Ready MySQL 5.1 Available for Download [21000]

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    Cloud Computing
    A Means of Delivering IT Resources as a Set of Well-defined Services
    Sun sheds light on Cloud Computing. Learn about the following: What's in it for IT, what it is, why it changes everything, the silver lining, and how Sun can help. The three dimensions to cloud computing are 1) Layers of abstraction, 2) Types of deployment, and 3) Application domain.
    What's New on BigAdmin
    As of December 18th, 2008
    Articles which have been posted to BigAdmin in the last week include:

    • Understanding PCI Express Maximum Payload Size on OpenSolaris
    • Updated: Observability Using Java Platform, Standard Edition 6, and Solaris OS
    • Jay Danielsen's Solaris Tip of the Week: ZFS Mount Cleanup
    • Community Tech Tip: Using On-the-Fly Decompression for UFS File Systems
    • Updated: Scripts Section on BigAdmin Community Wiki

    Java Technology
    Java News Bites: J2SE 1.4.2 EOL, Jersey 1.0.1, JavaFX and Java's Future, Multilingual GlassFish Updates, Sun Supports Alice, JavaFX Samples, JBoss 5
    Short Items of Interest to the Java Community

    • J2SE 1.4.2 End Of Life
    • Jersey 1.0.1 Implements JAX-RS 1.0
    • Sun's Director of Technology Outreach on JavaFX, future of Java
    • Recent Updates to Multilingual GlassFish
    • Sun Teams with Carnegie Mellon in Support of Alice
    • Get More Samples of JavaFX
    • Redhat's JBoss AS 5.0 Complies with JSR 244

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