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Promotion: Ultra-5 for Developers
Ultra 5/128Mb with SunPCi and Developer Essentials
February 1, 2000,
Volume 22, Issue 1

To promote workstation sales and to make Sun workstations even more appealing to software developers, Sun announced a 5-month promotion targeting the Software Engineering groups of large corporate organizations that create software for use internally -- what Sun often refers to as in-house developers.

This bundle is available to U.S. customers through the SunStore web site, at a non-discountable eAdvantage price of $2995 -- about half of list price. This low promotional pricing allows Sun the opportunity to grab share from NT system providers, such as Dell, Compaq, and others, who don't provide Solaris development capabilities. The promotion includes:

  • A standard 360-MHz Sun Ultra 5 workstation with 128 MB of memory

  • A SunPCi co-processor card

  • A subscription to Sun Developer Essentials Software, Professional Edition (which currently includes, as part of a Developer Group promotion, a copy of Sun Visual WorkShop C++, Personal Edition)

No monitor is included with this offer.

This promotion will be particularly attractive to developers who need to develop for both Microsoft Windows and Solaris, because the promotion provides a single box capable of running both operating systems. The promotional system will facilitate the development, testing, and integration of complex software in heterogeneous real-life scenarios.

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