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StarOffice Software Gains Equal Footing With Microsoft Office
UK Office of Government Commerce Signs Agreement

Sun has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK's Office of Government Commerce (OGC) that will give the StarOffice Software Productivity Suite equal visibility with Microsoft Office in government IT purchasing decisions. The signing of this MoU will widen the choice of desktop products available to all government departments across the UK.

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Sun Open Net Environment Supply Chain Management
Automation Strategy

The Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Platform is the key to the success of the Supplier Portal, which is the core of Sun's supply chain automation strategy. With the Supplier Portal in place (built using the iPlanet Portal Server, iPlanet Directory Server, iPlanet Web Server and iPlanet Application Server), new applications and services can be running, producing savings and efficiencies in a matter of months.

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Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4 on Solaris Operating Environment
Enhanced Performance Scalability

Running Java technology applications on the Solaris OE is an excellent way to ensure achieving the highest service levels at the lowest service level cost. The latest release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) platform has feature enhancements that, in combination with industry-proven Solaris OE software, deliver the optimum Java technology platform for deploying mission critical applications and services.

Hardware
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Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF Adapter
Delivers One Gbps Performance

The Sun GigaSwift Ethernet MMF Adapter is designed to maximize the performance of Sun servers and workstations. It connects server-to-server and server-to-switch at gigabit speed in fiber media applications. The Adapter complies with the IEEE 802.3z and 802.1x standards. It supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN which increases network security and relieves network congestion.

Duchess Chips for Process-Specific Wire Capacitance Characterization
Sun Research Technical Report

A recent Sun Research Technical Report by Ann Coulthard, Jonathan Gainsley, Jon Lexau and Ivan E. Sutherland is titled "Duchess Chips for Process-Specific Wire Capacitance Characterization." According to the abstract, the technical report releases a collection of ring oscillator experiments. The first experimental chip, called The Duchess, gave useful initial results. A series of Duchess chips followed the first to measure values for other technologies as well as for other load conditions. The report contains the designs, notes, experimental results and conclusions from several of these experiments.

    VIS Instruction Set
    Accelerating Algorithms with the UltraSPARC Processor

    The VIS Instruction Set is a set of RISC instructions which are extensions to the SPARC V9 architecture designed to accelerate multimedia, image processing and networking applications.

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    The Java Technology Concurrent Version System Module
    CVS Client Library's Jars Available for Download

    The Files section of javacvs module now contains the latest development jar as well as the stable NetBeans 3.3.1 release version of the Concurrent Versions System (CVS) client library that implements the CVS client purely in Java technology. Javadoc Software is included. The library that implements a CVS protocol client in Java technology is designed to be reused.

    What's New on the Sun Global Application Developer Corner
    Locales Chart

    The Sun Global Application Developer Corner (GADC) is a collection of resources for corporate software developers and independent software vendors to create multilingual applications for the global market. The GADC is free to developers building multilingual applications on the Solaris OE and the Java technology platform. New on the GADC is a locales chart that contains information on locales, language, country, charset and Solaris OE version.

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    Thomas Akin on "Hardening Cisco Routers"
    New O'Reilly Book

    "Hardening Cisco Routers," a new book by Thomas Akin, focuses exclusively on how to secure routers against attack, providing a succinct, practical guide to understanding and applying router security for network administrators who need guidance on securing their Cisco routers.

    Sun Security Hardware, Software and Services
    Creating a Properly Implemented Security Solution

    Maintaining effective security is a continuous and recursive process that identifies valued assets, analyzes potential threats, determines adequate security controls, assesses the effectiveness of controls and determines acceptable levels of corporate risk. Sun offers a brochure online detailing its security offerings.

    SANS Institute Security Digests
    Alert Archive

    The SANS Institute Security Digests is an archive of the Security Alert Consensus. Recent news items include updated CDE patches from Sun as well as other important updated information.

    Sun Security Web Site Glossary
    Sampling of Terms

    The Sun Security Web site provides a glossary of many words and phrases frequently used in documentation or articles. A sampling of terms includes ACL, adorned name, bootparams file, CMW label, DAC, GFI, IMAP, NIS+, PPP, spoof and tnrhdb database.

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