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Pixo Completes its Journey to Sun
Acquisition's Technology to be Used in Java Technology and the Solaris Operating System

Sun Microsystems has completed the acquisition of Pixo, a technology company that provides solutions which manage the secure distribution and monetization of digital content for mobile subscribers. It also provides an important link towards integrating the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) with the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE).

Sun Aims to Capture HP Migrators with its New HP Away Program
Risk-free Path to Sun for Alpha/Tru64 Customers

Sun has revealed a new program designed to migrate customers to a Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) by taking advantage of the disruptions within a competitor's installed base. The HP Away program is designed to provide those customers who are unhappy with the confusion and forced migration created by the end of development for the Alpha/Tru64 platform with a no-risk alternative.

Sun and Others Attend Hearings on Cybersecurity
Balancing Consumer Wants and Security Needs

Executives from Sun and other companies participated in a recent hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. The goal of the series of hearings is to determine the status of U.S. cybersecurity and if federal action should be taken to improve it. According to an article on, the executives asserted that a combined effort from consumers, government agencies and corporations would be the best approach.

Reducing Costs with Server Consolidation
Sun and Deloitte Consulting Provide Unified Server Consolidation Solution

Sun recently introduced a unified server consolidation solution to be delivered via a partnership with Deloitte Consulting that addresses business and infrastructure requirements. A few of the companies that have experienced cost savings include Ocwen, a provider of residential and commercial loan servicing software, and Nova Scotia Power.

Sun Infrastructure Solution for Network Identity
Comprehensive, Scalable, Consistent, Reliable Package

Sun has assembled a package of its Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) products and made it available to its customers whose IT needs include administration of access and authentication to corporate silos of identity across numerous off-the-shelf or locally developed applications. This is the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Network Identity.

Liberty Alliance Releases Guidelines for Wide-scale Identity Federation
The Next Step in Extending Secure Web Services Access

The Liberty Alliance Project chose the recent Burton Catalyst Conference in San Francisco to release the first of a series of guidelines outlining the business requirements essential for the successful wide-scale deployment of federated network identity.

Linux, Solaris Operating System Challenge Windows as Low-end Platforms
Moffitt Sees Adoptions of Open-standards Systems Growing

Writing in the July 7, 2003 ComputerWorld, Bill Moffitt, Solaris Group manager at Sun, expresses a decidedly positive viewpoint on the ability of UNIX systems to capture the market share in low-end computing now dominated by Windows.

Free and Open Source S/W
Apache 2.0.47 Released
Provides Security and Bug Fixes

The Apache Software Foundation has released Apache 2.0.47 HTTP Server to the public. Principally a security and bug fix release, 2.0.47 addresses several vulnerabilities that could allow denial-of-service attacks. The foundation urges users of previous versions to upgrade.

Java Technology Power Programming
Using jEdit and Open-source Tools to Create a Java Technology IDE

Robert Swarr's article, "Power Java programming -- free!," appearing on Java World, teaches developers how to assemble a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from open source tools. Swarr's approach advocates using jEdit, the cross platform, programmer's text editor written in Java programming language, as a base to which developers can add such open source components as CVS, Ant and JUnit.

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager Software
Available for Win2K-NT v5.0 and AIX v5.0

Sun has now made Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager software available for Win2K-NT v5.0 and AIX v5.0, while also transitioning Sun StorEdge Dynamic Link Manager Software for Win2K-NT v3.0 and 4.0 and AIX v3.0 and 4.0 from its price list.

The Evaluator Group Report on the Sun StorEdge 6000 Systems Family and the N1 Data Platform
Features, Evaluation and Benefits to Sun

A recent report by the Evaluator Group highlights the Sun StorEdge 6000 system family and the N1 data platform. The document takes a look at the Sun StorEdge 6120 array, the Sun StorEdge 6320 system as well as the N1 data platform. The features of each product are discussed, including an evaluation of each product's performance, pricing, benefits and market impact to Sun.

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