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Sun Files Suit Against Microsoft For Antitrust Violations
Seeks Remedies for Harm to Java Platform

Sun has filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. that charges Microsoft has engaged in illegal monopolization of the Intel-compatible PC operating system market, the Web browser market and the office productivity suite market. Sun is seeking remedies including a preliminary injunction that will require Microsoft to distribute the Java Plug-In as part of Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Sun Number One in Worldwide UNIX Revenues and Shipments For 2001
One Out of Three UNIX Servers Shipped Worldwide

Sun continues to be a decisive player in the UNIX server market for both shipments and revenue for calendar year 2001, according to IDC's Worldwide Server Statistics. Sun maintains year-to-year leadership in UNIX revenue with $6.9 billion. Sun leads in worldwide UNIX server shipments with 263,927 units shipped.

Sun Leads in Technical Computing Market
IDC's Revenue Figures for 2001

Sun holds the number one position for technical computing revenue generated (workstations and technical computing servers combined) in 2001, according to IDC's Technical Systems and Servers, 2001 Year in Review bulletin and Q4CY01 Worldwide Personal and Traditional Workstation Trackers.

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Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing Software 7.2
New Software License for 50 Users Only

Sun now offers a new software license for only 50 users of Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing Software 7.2. This license is for customers with small production environments who are looking for lower entry prices when rehosting on Sun.

Sun, Ximian and Wipro Develop Open Source GNOME 2.0 Desktop
For Solaris Operating Environment

Sun, Ximian Inc. and Wipro Ltd. are jointly developing an open source desktop environment for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) based on the upcoming GNOME 2.0. Sun will draw on Ximian's and Wipro's expertise and functionality developed by the GNOME community to build a modern desktop environment that will serve as the preferred desktop for the Solaris OE.

ABIcheck Drafts for glibc and GNOME
Released by Sun to the Open Source Community

ABIcheck was inspired by Sun's work on defining the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) ABI Tool Kit and its technology for checking whether application binaries conform to that ABI. ABIcheck is the nucleus for such an ABI effort in the Open Source community. It is currently in the prototype/planning stage with initial work being done by members of the Solaris OE ABI Program.

Transition of Some Part Numbers for Trusted Solaris Software
Off Price List

Trusted Solaris 2.5.1, 7 and 8 Software parts are going to be transitioned off the price list. This announcement does not affect the recently introduced Trusted Solaris 8 4/01 Software product. The last order date will be July 31, 2002.

Sun Platforms and Paracel Clustering and Assembly Software
Bioinformatics Solutions

Paracel Inc. and Sun have agreed to market Paracel TranscriptAssembler and Paracel GenomeAssembler software on Sun platforms. Paracel provided live demonstrations of its clustering and assembly software programs on the Sun Blade 100 Workstation running on the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) at the BioITWorld Conference and Expo in Boston.

Hardware
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Sun Offers Fastest Network Connectivity
With New Sun OC48 Packet Over Sonet Adapter Device

The newly introduced Sun OC48 Packet Over Sonet Adapter Device provides Sun Servers with up to 2.4 Gbps of high-performance networking and high network resiliency. Multi-gigabit speed connectivity for next-generation networking now enables Sun Fire V880 Servers, Sun Fire 4800 Servers and Sun Fire 6800 Servers to take full advantage of Packet Over Sonet technology.

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"Eliminating Nonre-entrant Library Calls in Multithreaded Programs"
by Bruce Chapman

In his Solaris Developer Connection Program technical article "Eliminating nonre-entrant Libary Calls in Multithreaded Programs," Bruce Chapman provides a list of APIs to avoid, as well as a means of checking to make sure code is not harboring dangerous, nonre-entrant library calls.

Solaris Developer Connection Program Audiocasts
Sun Open Net Environment and Other Topics

Solaris Developer Connection Program audiocasts offer audio presentations by experts in leading-edge Sun technologies. Topics include Java technologies, XML, Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and more. One audiocast features a Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Technical Keynote titled "Connecting the Dots." Another audiocast is titled "Deployment Platforms for Web Services: Solaris OE and Linux.

Enterprise JavaBeans Tutorial
Creating and Testing Session Beans

Forte for Java Enterprise Edition includes tools and modules to make the creation and testing of Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) easier and more flexible. Part one of a tutorial on the Java technology Web site introduces the process of creating and testing session beans, both stateless and stateful, with Forte for Java Release 3.0, Enterprise Edition. Developers are provided an opportunity to quickly grasp some of the key concepts and capabilities of this process.

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Vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment
Security Bulletin Alert Number 216

Security Bulletin Alert number 216, date March 4, 2002, concerns a vulnerability in the Java runtime environment that may allow an untrusted applet to monitor requests to and responses from an HTTP proxy server when a persistent connection is used between a client and an HTTP proxy server. Links to upgrades are included in the online version of this article.

Trusted Solaris Provides Multiple Sensitivity Levels
Restricts Users to "Need-to-Know" Data

Maggie Biggs, writing in InfoWorld, recommends using the Trusted Solaris 8 Operating Environment as a defense against internal security break-ins. Trusted Solaris, a security-enhanced version of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE), enforces multiple sensitivity levels and thereby restricts user access to "need-to-know" data.

Creating an Audit Trail
A Review of Sun Audit Subsystems

The Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and Trusted Solaris Operating Environment offer superior audit subsystems. These audit mechanisms generate, maintain and protect an audit trail for individual user accountability.

Leveraging SunSHIELD Basic Security
System Security With EMERALD eXpert-BSM

To offer Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) customers the most effective way to exploit BSM's potential to detect high-cost security breaches, Sun and SRI International's EMERALD development group have created EMERALD eXpert-BSM, a powerful software monitor that provides accurate, insightful real-time security protection by analyzing BSM audit data.

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