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Microsoft Windows vs. UNIX Systems
A Strategic Comparison

Paul Murphy of LinuxWorld compared Microsoft Windows and UNIX systems and asked: Under what circumstances is it smarter to pick one technology rather than the other? The comparison was done by analyzing the choice in a college setting and in a manufacturing company. Other issues covered in the article include evaluating initial capital cost, long term costs, the effect of the technology on user productivity.

Sun Volunteer Programs for the Holidays
Helping Santa

Sun will be participating in numerous volunteer activities in communities across the nation, including Sun's campuses in Broomfield, CO, Burlington, MA and Austin, TX, allowing Sun employees a chance to make a difference this holiday season. The drive began over the Thanksgiving weekend and runs through December.

    Java Technology
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    Project JXTA: Scenarios
    How the Technology Can Work for Us

    Project JXTA's technologies are not just useful for technical research; they can also be utilized in everyday situations. Such scenarios include utilizing Project JXTA technology to explore the deep Web, create a home and office interface, reduce global language barriers on the Internet, create a master family calendar and more.

      Partners
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      BCE Nexxia's Learning Portal Saves Millions
      Delivers Anytime, Anywhere Training

      When BCE Nexxia was tasked to provide Internet Protocol (IP) broadband services to business customers in North America, the company needed to quickly train its sales force, as well as other employees. Nexxia turned to ISOPIA, a provider of learning management systems software that has since been acquired by Sun. ISOPIA offered an ideal hosted application model built on what is now known as Sun LearnTone Learning Management System (LMS) Hosted. In just six weeks, ISOPIA developed a Web-enabled learning portal called the Nexxia Learning Network (NLN). ISOPIA was also engaged to develop custom asynchronous courses.

      Brigham and Women's Hospital
      High-performance Graphics Workstations

      Neurosurgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a surgical technique that enables them to successfully remove brain tumors that were previously considered inoperable. High-performance graphics workstations from Sun provide surgeons with 3D models and views of the cranium based on data collected from magnetic resonance imaging scanners and processed by a cluster of Sun Enterprise Servers. Over 350 craniotomies have been performed on patients using this innovative technique.

      Software
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      Netscape 6.1 EA for Solaris Operating Environment
      Latest Update

      Netscape 6.1 EA for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) is an early access version for evaluation and test purposes. Netscape 6.1 EA, the latest update to the Netscape Browser suite, enhances the performance and stability of Netscape 6 while improving functionality and adding a number of key features.

      Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software White Paper
      Enterprise QoS Policy Based Systems and Network Management

      There is a white paper on the Sun Web site covering the Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software, titled "Tech Concepts: Enterprise QoS Policy Based Systems and Network Management." The paper provides an overview of QoS and policy fundamentals, and describes how these technologies fit in the various segments within the overall "end to end" solution. Performance results are presented, along with comparisons based on different traffic types and architectures. A proposed integrated solution is described, using Sun products to dynamically reconfigure the QoS capable network device.

      The Making of a Portal
      With Sun Open Net Environment

      The Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) makes it easier for businesses to combine what they know about their customers with Internet technologies to leverage their information assets into new services online. The inside Sun ONE portal demonstrates the Web-based customer-centric approach to doing business online.

      Solaris Operating Environment Licensing
      Terms and Conditions

      Details of the Solaris Operating Environment licensing terms are now available on the Sun Web page. This site contains information regarding the Terms and Conditions of the Solaris OE Binary Code License Agreement, including helpful information regarding licenses for used Sun equipment, transfers of licenses, software upgrades and more.

      Rehost without Rewriting
      A New Suite of Products

      There is a comprehensive suite of products that allow customers to rehost their applications running on IBM mainframes on Sun servers without rewriting these applications. The prodcut suite includes Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing Software 7.2 Sun Mainframe Batch Manager Software 9.2, Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing and Batch Manager Software 7.2, and 3270 Pathway 1.5 Software. This suite of products helps customers retain their investment in applications written, while benefiting from substantially lower hardware, software and service costs and a lower TCO.

      Servers
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      Server Consolidation
      Benefits and a Planning Strategy

      There is a white paper available on the Sun Web page that discusses the benefits of consolidating servers, planning a strategy of consolidation and choosing a platform.

      Server Documentation
      On Sun Web Site

      The Sun Web page contains server documentation for Sun Enterprise and Sun Fire workgroup, midframe and midrange servers, SPARCcenter and SPARCserver servers and Netra high-end servers.

      Storage
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      Solstice Backup Software Update
      Installation to the 6.1 Release

      There is an Update Release process for Solstice Backup Software which provides a cost-effective solution to allow customers to update their Solstice Backup installation to the 6.1 release. Older versions are being removed from the price list. The update release kits include a Solstice Backup 6.1 Software media kit along with the update enabler.

      Developer
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      Forte for Java Software Guided Tour
      Slide Show

      The Forte for Java Software Guided Tour demonstrates how to work with Forte for Java Software. The tour provides an introduction and overview. It also covers building Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications as well as developing and deploying powerful Web services.

      Forte for Java Software Developer Resources
      Support Matrix

      The Forte for Java Software Developer Resources Web page contains a consolidated table that shows supported technologies for each release and version of Forte for Java Software.

      Interval Arithmetic
      In Forte Developer Language Products

      The article on the Forte Tools Software Web page, "Interval Arithmetic for Guaranteed Results," by Dr. Bill Walster, the Sun architect of interval arithmetic functionality in Forte Developer language products, provides an overview of interval arithmetic and why it is an important technology for certain types of software projects.

      Solaris Developer Connection Training and Tutorials
      Online and Web-based

      The Solaris Developer Connection Training and Tutorials Web site offers a number of tutorials and Web-based courses.

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