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2009 Sun Annual Report Available
Stockholders' Meeting Set for December 17th
Sun has publicly released proxy materials for its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which is set for December 17, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. (PT) on Sun's Santa Clara Campus in Calif. If the proposed merger with Oracle is completed prior to this date, Sun will no longer have public stockholders and, therefore, the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be canceled. Financial results for Sun's first quarter fiscal year 2010 are expected to be posted on the company's Investor Relations page upon the filing of the Company's Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is due no later than November 6, 2009.
Sun Places 14th in Newsweek's List of Greenest Corporations
Ranks the 500 Largest U.S. Companies
Newsweek, along with environmental researchers KLD Research & Analytics, Trucost, and CorporateRegister.com, recently ranked the largest U.S. companies based on their actual environmental performance, policies, and reputation. Sun came in at number 14 in the list of 500 in Newsweek's inaugural green rankings for 2009.
SPARC
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New 2.88GHz Quad-core SPARC64 VII Processor/Memory Boards
Supported on Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M9000 Servers
There are new higher performance 2.88GHz quad-core SPARC64 VII processor/memory boards (CMU) with a higher throughput memory controller (MAC+) available to order for new Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000-64 servers. The 2.88GHz SPARC64 VII quad-core options can be mixed and matched in the SPARC Enterprise M9000 servers with the current SPARC64 VI (2.28 or 2.4GHz) and SPARC64 VII (2.52GHz) options. Availability of the CMU as field upgrades and on the SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M9000-32 servers are expected to be announced by year's end.
Virtualization
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Linux Customers Benefiting More From Virtualization Than Windows Users
TCO Advantage Favors Linux
Enterprises using Linux virtualize roughly 30 percent more than those that prefer Windows. What this means for enterprises incorporating Linux into their environments is cost savings in hardware and licensing fees, and a significant advantage in total cost of ownership (TCO). These conclusions are based on a Gabriel Consulting Group survey conducted on predominantly mixed environments of Linux and Windows. CNET's Matt Asay shares more of the survey findings.
Events
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Sun Startup Essentials MasterClass on Brand Strategy
Register for the November 12th Event
Startups may be interested in registering for a free Sun Startup Essentials MasterClass where Senior Consultant Michael Bayler will help attendees focus their brand strategy and demonstrate why a strategic approach to brand management can play a crucial role in defining a strong, winning identity for a company.
OpenStorage
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How Takeover and Failback Operations Work in the Sun Storage 7000 Series
The Latest Changes in System Software
Takeover and failback are the two operations users most commonly associate with clusters. A recent Sun blog addresses how these operations in their latest iterations work on the Sun Storage 7310 and 7410 NAS appliances.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 140 Issue 1, 2, 3; Vol 139 Issues 1, 2, 3, 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 140 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

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

    Developer
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    Enabling, Writing, Deploying Web Services Security Using OpenSSO WSS Agent
    Five-part Article Series
    This five-part series by Mrudul Uchil, Kamna Jain and Rick Palkovic considers the virtue of using a standardized interface language in enterprise architecture in order to liberate the application that publishes a service from having to know anything at all about the calling application. The result of this practice makes service-oriented architecture (SOA) especially useful for both enterprise and inter-enterprise architectures, the authors contend in their introduction to the series.
    Security
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    Top 10 Web Application Security Vulnerabilities
    Get Help from Open Web Application Security Project's WebGoat
    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has identified the most critical web application security vulnerabilities, writes blogger Carol McDonald in the posting "The Top 10 Web Application Security Vulnerabilities Starting with XSS." McDonald writes that adopting the OWASP Top Ten is perhaps the most effective first step towards changing the software development culture within an organization into one that produces secure code.
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