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48% Developer Bundle Price Reduction
Sun's Newest Solution for Software Engineers
February 1, 2000,
Volume 22, Issue 1

Sun is offering Web savvy developers a software engineering bundle solution that provides $5,730 worth of hardware and software for only $2,995 -- a price discount of just under 48%. The Enterprise Development Platform promotion, Sun's newest solution for software engineers, is making it even easier to put this ideal enterprise-class workstation solution into more developers hands in order to create and test client- and server-side software for all major computing platforms. With it, software engineers can develop for the Solaris Operating Environment as well as for the Java, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, DOS, and Linux platforms.

"The emerging networked economy requires applications which run on multiple platforms. Enterprise and software developers need low-cost, reliable development platforms that allow them to be 'platform agnostic'," said Ken Okin, vice president and general manager of Workstation Products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. " This promotion is ideal for cutting-edge software developers because on a single workstation, it enables them to create, test and deploy next-generation Internet, in-house and business enterprise applications for most major environments."

The Enterprise Development Platform promotion, which is available for a limited time, includes an Ultra 5 workstation, the SunPCi PC co-processor card and a 1-year Sun Developer Essentials Professional Edition software subscription -- which includes Sun Visual WorkShop C++ development environment software as well as dozens of other developer software resources.

The unique access to all major computing environments from a single box eliminates the need to buy a separate computer system for each supported platform. Packaging systems and software together allows Sun to aggressively pursue the growing number of performance-hungry users who want the best of both worlds: the combined power of the SPARC platform and Solaris Operating Environment, with its sophisticated applications and precision graphics, and PC-level prices and application compatibility. Sun's award-winning Ultra workstation line makes Sun the only company to provide software developers with the performance and reliability of Sun's 64-bit Solaris Operating Environment as well as a proven balanced system architecture for the complete range of systems from entry-level desktops to high-end servers.

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