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UNIX Systems Myths and Mysteries
Compatibility and Cost Issues for Solaris OE vs NT

Sun Microsystems has listed five myths regarding the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) versus Windows NT solutions. One of them is that Solaris OE doesn't run in an NT environment. In fact, Sun says Windows desktops and servers coexist with Sun workstations and servers frequently. For the other four myths, check out the Web version of this article.

RiboTargets Runs Drug Discovery Platform on Sun Compute Farm
Screens More Than 20 Million Chemical Compounds

RiboTargets Ltd., a privately owned pharmaceutical company that specializes in anti-infective research and development, has developed a unique computational screening platform technology, RiboDock, that supports the rapid and effective generation of lead compounds from target structures. RiboDock is run on a Sun compute farm that has enabled the researcher to burn through more than 400,000 processor hours in the study of the bacterial ribosome.

SunReturns Program
Improved Return of Material Authorization (RMA) Process

Sun is offering a new and improved Return of Material Authorization (RMA) process -- SunReturns. SunReturns is a new Web site designed to help customers return old Sun and other systems tied to their new system purchase using Sun's Upgrade Allowance Program. It offers a simplified six-step process.

    Java Technology
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    Two Tech Tips from Eric Giguere
    MIDP Choice Groups and Wireless Messaging API

    Eric Giguere, a software developer for iAnywhere Solutions, offers two tech tips for developers: "Using the MIDP Choice Group Component" and "Wireless Messaging API Basics." Both can be found on the wireless Java Web site. For the complete address see the Web version of this newsmagazine.

    MIDP Application Security, Part 2
    Understanding SSL and TLS

    In his second article on Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) application security, Jonathan Knudsen describes Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and shows how MIDP 1.0 and 2.0 support both TLS and SSL.

    Growing Use of Java Card Products
    New Deployments in Military, Healthcare and Corporate ID Markets

    Deployments of Java Card products in digital identity solutions have grown by more than 400 percent during the past year, according to data from Frost & Sullivan. Java Card technology usage has experienced tremendous growth in government, military, healthcare and corporate ID markets. 'Contactless' capability now allows users to simply pass Java cards within 10 cm of the reader device.

    Java API for XML-Based RPC
    Core Web Services API in the Java Platform

    The Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC) provides an easy to develop programming model for development of SOAP-based Web Services. Developers use the RPC programming model to develop Web service clients and endpoints. JAX-RPC enables JAX-RPC clients to invoke Web Services developed across heterogeneous platforms.

    Partners
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    New Programs for iForce Channel Partners
    Sun Streamlines Channel Structure, Targets Partner Profitability

    Sun has enhanced its iForce Partner Program model for channel partners and improved associated partner support programs. Sun has established eight new incentive programs to reward and recognize any title transfer partners who have invested heavily in Sun's business; have a unique value-add; lead with their own application solution on the Sun platform; or can move the team into new accounts to which Sun has not previously had access.

    iForce Solution from Sun and Infosys Technologies
    Retail Banking Reference Architecture

    Sun and Infosys Technologies Ltd. have unveiled a new iForce solution based on the Retail Banking Reference Architecture. Based on a Web-based architecture, the Retail Banking Reference Architecture has been documented through implementation and sizing guides to help banks accelerate the delivery of Web-based, end-to-end banking solutions.

      Sun and Core Banking Systems
      Retail Banks Worldwide Seeing Benefits from Sun Technologies

      Sun is expanding its initiatives in financial services. In the past, Sun's focus on Securities and Capitals market has led to considerable success by helping Wall Street build today's robust infrastructure for financial institutions. After significant success in Retail Banking, Sun has broadened its footprint into Core Banking Systems.

      Software
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      Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Messaging Servers
      Sun Positioned as a Leader

      Gartner has positioned Sun Microsystems Inc. in the top right leader quadrant of its Messaging Servers Magic Quadrant, identifying it as a company that is performing well today, has a clear vision of market direction and is actively building competencies to sustain its leadership position in the market with its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) communications platform.

      Mixed Language Development With C++ and Java Technology
      With Sun ONE Studio 7, Enterprise Edition for Solaris OE

      The Sun ONE Studio 7, Enterprise Edition for Solaris (previously Forte Developer 7, Enterprise Edition) software enables mixed language development with C++ and Java programming language within the same integrated development environment (IDE).

      StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite
      Available in Stores and Online

      StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite, a Sun ONE Software offering, is available from retail stores and e-tailers worldwide. The StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite provides everything users need to get up and running in one convenient package.

      Key Features of Sun ONE Grid Engine 5.3 Software
      Download and Web-based Course Available

      Sun ONE Grid Engine 5.3 (formerly Sun Grid Engine 5.3) software has been repackaged and now offers support for both Linux and the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE). The improved direct value of Sun ONE Grid Engine 5.3 software stems from increased utilization of and transparent access to resources.

      Java Embedded Server Software
      Features, Benefits and a White Paper

      The Java Embedded Server software framework allows development, deployment and installation of applications and services to embedded devices on a just-in-time basis. It enables companies to respond quickly to changing market requirements by installing and managing new software and services over the network dynamically and securely.

      Hardware
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      Sun Solutions for Midsize Market Customers
      Assessing Strengths and Weaknesses

      iForce partners are uniquely qualified to support midsize enterprises. Sun presents questions for midsize market businesses to consider when assessing their strengths and weaknesses in order to improve their business.

      Storage
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      Implementation Service for the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
      Offers Project Management, Consulting

      Sun has added a Sun StorEdge 9900 series Implementation Service to provide project management and consulting services to complement the existing Sun StorEdge 9900 Installation Service. Implementation Service customers get a site audit, build specifications, project management and testing. Both installation and implementation services are offered together.

      SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade Parts
      For Sun StorEdge L180 and Sun StorEdge L700 Tape Libraries

      There are new Sun StorEdge SDLT 320 tape drive SunSpectrum Instant Upgrade (SUI) parts for Sun StorEdge L180 tape libraries and Sun StorEdge L700 tape libraries. Benefits of the SUI program include ease of ordering and increased customer satisfaction.

      Sun StorEdge 12-month Availability Suite Consulting License
      Good for Migration, Consolidation Services

      A new 12-month consulting license for the Sun StorEdge Availability Suite software gives consultants, resellers and integrators the right to use the software to perform services such as migration or consolidation between heterogeneous storage devices for their customers. The license can be installed at an end user customer site for up to 45 days per engagement. After that point it will need to be re-installed for the next 45 days as needed until the 12-month expiration.

      Developer
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      Documentation Available for Sun ONE Studio 4 Update 1 Software
      Release Notes, Installation Guides and More

      Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1 (formerly Forte for Java) software product documentation available includes release notes, installation guides, quick start reference guides and tutorials.

      Migration from Linux to the Solaris Operating Environment
      Focus on Planning Strategies

      Sun's Web pages on migrating from Linux to Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) cover Linux and Solaris OE application development environments, including IDEs, compilers and source code control software. The differences and similarities between Linux and the Solaris OE are considered in terms of architecture, memory management and system calls.

      Sun Developer Offering for the Solaris Operating Environment
      Promote Your Solaris OE Software Application

      Developers of applications for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) can promote their Solaris OE ready applications for free on the Sun Developer Connection Partner program Web site with the Sun Developer Offering for the Solaris OE. The new Solaris OE can help organizations increase service levels, while reducing service costs and risk.

      Sysadmin
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      Part 2: Extending Authentication in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
      Using Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

      Michael Haines and Joep Vesseur complete their two-part Sun BluePrints OnLine article on using Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) to extend authentication in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

      Configuring Boot Disks With Solaris Volume Manager Software
      Focus on Solaris 9 OE and VERITAS Volume Manager 3.2 software

      In a Sun BluePrints OnLine article, "Configuring Boot Disks with Solaris Volume Manager Software," authors Erik Vanden Meersch and Kristien Hens focus on the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Solaris Volume Manager software, and VERITAS Volume Manager 3.2 software. The article describes how to partition and mirror the system disk, and how to create and maintain a backup system disk.

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