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Sun Customer Ready Systems to Ship Servers with FIX Software
Eases Entry to FIX Protocol Network and Straight-through Processing

Sun Microsystems plans to broaden its Sun Customer Ready Systems (Sun CRS) program and ship entry level servers pre-loaded with FIX software solutions by early 2003. Use of the factory integration program will help lower acquisition costs and decrease complexity for financial institutions ready to board the global FIX protocol network as a means of increasing straight-through processing (STP) rates.

    Sun Enterprise Learning Platform
    Internationalization Features Added

    Sun has expanded its enterprise learning solutions with the globalized Sun Enterprise Learning Platform. The new Sun Enterprise Learning Platform now provides greater functionality for French, German, Korean, Japanese and simplified Chinese language users who can now enter data using their specific language and cultural conventions.

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      Jini.org Site Transition FAQs
      Answers to Questions about Individual Accounts, Mailings and More

      Jini.org went through a major structural change in June, 2002, and it is now built on Sourcecast software from CollabNet. The new architecture and site design provides a better information structure, as well as the tools to better enable distributed collaborative development. The Jini.org Web site provides transition FAQs addressing questions of a general nature as well as issues pertaining to individual usage, projects and project owners.

      Johnson Controls and the Sun ONE Directory Server
      For Directory Lookup and Application Security

      Johnson Controls, a manufacturer of automotive systems and building controls, has deployed a global messaging infrastructure based on Sun ONE Directory Server (formerly known as iPlanet Directory Server) that offers both a worldwide employee directory lookup service and an application security service.

      GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 2 Release
      Available for Download

      GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 2, an advanced user environment from Sun for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), is now ready for testing and evaluation.

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      Sun StorEdge 3300 Series
      Extending the Promise of Complete Storage Solutions

      The Sun StorEdge 3300 Series products extend Sun's promise of Complete Storage Solutions by delivering enterprise features into the workgroup. Available October 15, 2002, the new storage arrays will enable small to medium businesses do more with less. Open to heterogeneous environments, these products are ideal for Sun customers who need compact, ultra-dense, ruggedized disk arrays to simplify storage planning and management. The first product in the series will be the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array.

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      Sun ONE Studio 4 Update 1
      Provides Broad Coverage of the Java Language Specifications

      Sun ONE Studio 4 Update 1 (formerly Forte for Java) provides broad coverage of the Java Language Specifications as well as support for native code development on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

      Installing Cyrillic Fonts on Solaris Operating Environment
      Q & A on the Sun GADC Web Site

      The Sun Global Application Developer Corner provides information and resources to help developers globalize their applications. In the Q & A section, questions are answered by the Global Webmaster. A recent Q & A covered how to install Cyrillic fonts on Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

      Architecture of the Sun ONE Messaging Server Version 5.2
      A Technical White Paper

      Sun ONE Messaging Server (formerly iPlanet Messaging Server) is a flexible, sophisticated product designed to meet the communications needs of service providers and enterprises alike. The white paper explores the architecture, design, performance and deployment features of the product to acquaint the technical reader with Sun ONE Messaging Server. The paper also addresses the security features that block spam messages and presents performance test results of how the server handles many concurrent users.

      Migration Expert Portal
      Online Tool and Resource

      The Sun Migration Expert Portal assists with the issues of Windows NT to Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) migration through an online process that offers ISVs, developers and architects information and tools such as code samples, articles, technologies and education resources.

      "read" vs. "mmap": Performing File I/O
      "mmap" as an Alternative to the Conventional "read" Method

      Software engineer Oyetunde Fadele developed an image-processing application to compare the effectiveness of mmap versus read in performing file I/O. Fadele's tests, performed on a Netra 30 workstation running the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) show that file I/O performs better with memory mapping than with traditional read/write/lseek system calls.

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