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PeekAndPick 1.1
by Jonathan Knudsen

Jonathon Knudsen has written about PeekAndPick 1.1 on the wireless.java.sun Web site. PeekAndPick 1.1 is an application that runs on any MIDP-compliant device, allowing you to browse news headlines and story descriptions, select stories that interest you and have their links emailed to your desktop. According to Knudsen, PeekAndPick is both a useful application and a technical demonstration that showcases the power of the MIDP platform.

Building an Application: Part 4
by Dana Nourie

On the New to Java technology Web site there is part 4 of Building an Application by Dana Nourie. This article covers Exception Handling, Scroll Bars, Pop-up Option Boxes and Reading From and Writing to Files. This six part tutorial takes you through the process of creating an application using Java technology, through the creation of a divelog.

Partners
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Plexxikon Chooses Sun Grid Engine Software Technology
For Innovative Drug Discovery Platform

Plexxikon, a drug discovery company, is integrating cutting-edge technologies, including structure-driven chemistry, in the lead-finding process to rapidly discover novel chemical scaffolds and high-quality drug leads using a protein-family approach. Plexxikon has chosen Sun to provide much of its IT infrastructure, including Sun Blade workstations; a compute farm utilizing the new Sun Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition, 5.3 software; a highly available clustered solution featuring the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE); Sun Fire servers; a Sun Enterprise server; Sun StorEdge arrays and an Oracle database application.

Sun Joins Open Mobile Alliance
Fostering Interoperability

Sun has joined the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) which helps create interoperable services that work across countries, operators and mobile terminals and are tailored for consumers' needs. Sun is joining OMA as a sponsor and board member.

Software
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Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Software: New Features
Delivers NT Functionality on Solaris Operating Environment Servers

Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 Software consolidates Windows NT 4.0 network services directory, file-and-print, and authentication service onto Sun servers that are running the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). There are no client license costs for Solaris PC NetLink 2.0 software. It can be downloaded at the Sun Download Center at no charge, and the CD media is also available for no charge.

Sun Remote Services Net Connect Software
Web-based Tool for System Management

Sun Remote Services Net Connect (SRS Net Connect) software is a self-managed Web-based tool that enables you to better manage your Sun server and storage systems. This tool provides you with asset configuration, patch reporting, trend reporting and basic monitoring so you can view collected data and reports about your Sun system performance.

OpenOffice.org
Developed by the Open Source Community

OpenOffice.org is an open source, community-developed office productivity suite. It includes key desktop applications. An open source version of StarOffice software, OpenOffice.org is a multi-platform suite and is available at no cost.

Servers
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Sun Fire 12K Server to Sun Fire 15K Server Hardware Upgrade Kit
No Downtime to Install

The Sun Fire 12K server to Sun Fire 15K server Hardware Upgrade Kit will allow customers to upgrade their existing Sun Fire 12K servers to the full capacity of the Sun Fire 15K server. In addition, this upgrade can be installed while the system is on with no downtime and no additional footprint required for existing Domains currently running in the system.

Sun Ray Integrated Solutions
Enterprise Desktop Sales Program

The Client and Technical Market Product Group and Sun Professional Services Program have combined to deliver an enterprise desktop sales program consisting of Sun Ray Thin Clients and Sun Ray Server Software 1.3, Sun Servers, SunPCi IIpro Coprocessor Card, Solaris PC NetLink 1.2 software and Sun ONE Solutions (formerly iPlanet e-Commerce Solutions).

Retirement of the 750 MHz Sun Fire V880 Servers
With the Introduction of the 900 MHz Sun Fire V880 Servers

With the introduction of Sun Fire V880 servers with UltraSPARC III processors running at 900 MHz, the Volume Server Products division of Sun is retiring the Sun Fire V880 servers running at 750 MHz and 750 MHz specific options. Workgroup servers running at 900 MHz can support more simultaneous users and manage a broader and more demanding set of applications.

Storage
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Sun StorEdge L6000 and L5500 Tape Library Solution Stacks
Three High-end Libraries

Sun is offering the Sun StorEdge L6000 system and the Sun StorEdge L5500 system high-end libraries with a complete solution in three different ways. Native capacities range from 60 TB Performance Solution with 3000 slots (9840B FC) to 150 TB Capacity Solutions with 1500 slots (LTO FC and LTO SCSI).

Sun StorEdge 2 Gb PCI Dual Fibre Channel Network Adapter
Meets 2 Gb End-to-end SAN Infrastructure

The Sun StorEdge 2 Gb PCI Dual Fibre Channel Network Adapter can be used in a SAN environment or direct attach to storage devices. In a SAN environment, it is supported with the Sun StorEdge Network 2 Gb FC Switch (16 port), Sun StorEdge Network 1 Gb FC Switch (16 port and 8 port) and the Brocade Silkworm 3800 (16 port).

Complete Storage Solution for the Energy Industry
Lower TCO Results With Sun StorEdge Products and Services

Sun is working with customers in the energy industry to bring down TCO by developing more efficient IT strategies to manage the security and availability of data. The recommendation of the Sun Professional Services program to consolidate data storage systems with an end-to-end IT infrastructure that includes Sun StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions has reduced TCO for a number of users.

EOL of Select 1 Gb/sec Brocade Switches and 1 Gb/sec JNI Host Bus Adapters
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series

Sun is transitioning the Brocade SilkWorm 2402, 2802 and 6400 fabric switches from its price list. Two of the 1 Gb/sec host bus adapters (HBAs) manufactured by JNI are also being transitioned from the price list with this announcement. HBAs supporting 2 Gb/sec rates are available.

Developer
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Documentation for the New Solaris 9 OE
Packaging Guide, GSS-API Guide and More

The docs.sun.com Web site has documentation available on the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris 9 OE), Software Developer Collection. Some of the documentation includes titles such as Application Packaging Developer's Guide, Federated Naming Service Programming Guide, GSS-API Programming Guide and International Language Environments Guide.

NetBeans Software Resources
Resources, Links and More

The NetBeans software Web site has an archive of past releases of the NetBeans IDE that are available for download and a distributions table with descriptions. There is also a NetBeans software release schedule, details on features planned for NetBeans software 3.4, and information on the NetBeans IDE and platform.

"Mastering Oracle SQL"
by Sanjay Mishra and Alan Beaulieu

According to Sanjay Mishra and Alan Beaulieu, authors of "Mastering Oracle SQL," a comprehensive working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) is essential to getting the most out of a database. Focusing on the Oracle version of SQL, the authors have examined the particular features of this version and applies them to solving specific problems.

"GNOME 2.0: An Innovative Platform for Building Advanced Applications"
GTK+, Bonobo, Pango and More

The 37-page white paper "GNOME 2.0: An Innovative Platform for Building Advanced Applications" provides an overview of the GNOME architecture and programming model. The source code of a GNOME application is compatible across any UNIX system or GNU/Linux platform that runs the GNOME desktop. The white paper focuses on GNOME as a development platform and discusses many of the technologies included with GNOME that make it a good choice for building high-performance applications.

Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI) 1.0 Specification
XML-based Interface Description Language

The Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI) is an XML-based interface description language that describes the flow of messages exchanged by a Web Service participating in choreographed interactions with other services. Among other languages, WSCI works in conjunction with the W3C's Web Service Description Language (WSDL).

Enterprise JavaBeans Tutorial
Creating Session Beans with Sun ONE Studio, Enterprise Edition

A tutorial from Robert Crowe focuses on creating session beans with Sun ONE Studio, Enterprise Edition (formerly Forte for Java) software. The tutorial describes the process of creating and testing entity beans. Key concepts and capabilities of Sun ONE Studio Release 3.0, Enterprise Edition software are covered.

Sysadmin
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VERITAS File System 3.4 for Solaris 9 OE
System Performance and Manageability Enhancements

VERITAS File System 3.4 for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) is a powerful, quick-recovery, journaling file system that provides the high performance and easy management required by mission critical applications. VERITAS File System augments UNIX system file management with continuous availability, increased I/O and up-to-date structural integrity.

EOL of VERITAS Volume Manager 3.0.4
Transition of VERITAS File System 3.2

The VERITAS Volume Manager 3.0.4 and the VERITAS File System 3.2 are being transitioned off the Sun price list. These are old versions of Volume Manager which have been EOL'd by VERITAS. Sun currently price lists several later versions of these products.

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