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Sun Previews Project Mad Hatter
Open, Integrated, Secure Alternative Desktop

Sun's Project Mad Hatter is designed as a secure, low-cost alternative for the Linux and Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Details of the integrated, open-source desktop environment such as a full suite of desktop applications were displayed as Sun previewed Project Mad Hatter at the LinuxWorld Conference.

Sun and AMD Collaborate on Java Technology Support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron Processor
Support on Linux and Windows Platforms

Sun is providing Java technology support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron processor through a new collaboration with AMD. Sun hopes that supporting 64-bit Linux and Windows platforms on the Opteron processor will allow companies to migrate their Java technology applications from a 32-bit to a 64-bit computing platform with little or no code changes.

Sun Intends to Acquire CenterRun to Help with its N1 Offerings
Solution Should Automate at the Application Layer

Sun has announced its intent to acquire the application provisioning software developer CenterRun to help fill out its N1 computing initiative. With the new acquisition, Sun would be able to automate at the application layer. The $66 million deal is expected to close in September.

Sun and SuSE Linux Team Up for Global Alliance
Partnership Includes Java Virtual Machine and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Distribution

Sun and SuSE Linux have engaged in an alliance designed to push the reach of Java technology. The agreement will make SuSE a Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) source licensee, as well as a distributor of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

Sun Fire V480 Server Offering with 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu Processor
Better Price-Performance Alternative to HP and Dell Systems

The Sun Fire V480 server now features 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu processors and is able to provide customers with more processing power, offering a 22 percent performance increase and a 26 percent price-performance increase. In recent industry-standard benchmark tests, the newly equipped server proved to be the best price-performance four-way system on the market.

Sun and BEA Work Together on BEA Weblogic Enterprise Platform 8.1
Integratable, Reliable, Scalable and Secure

The new version of the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform 8.1 is now available to customers on Sun's network computing infrastructure. Sun and BEA have joined together to create a solution that can be integratable, reliable, scalable and secure. The pair hopes customers can use the solution to increase profitability, protect their investment and quickly respond to changing business conditions.

Sun Demonstrates its Open Source Commitment By Joining OSDL
Linux Advocacy Organization Benefits from Sun's Experience

To help push forward the development of open standard software, including Linux, Sun has joined with the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) to lend its expertise in the data center and carrier-grade markets. Sun will take part in the Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux working groups.

Price Reduction on the Sun Fire V65x Server
Servers Meet Mid-market and HPTC Needs

The Sun Fire V65x server is now available for a lower price. The Sun Fire V60x server will receive an Intel Xeon processor upgrade to 3.06 GHz. Successful implementations of these entry-level, x86-based servers include the University of Queensland for their molecular-scale computations and the University of Namur in Belgium for High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) applications.

Oracle
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Industry Leaders Publish Web Services Specification
Oracle and Others Favor Open Development of Imminent Standardization

The Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) has been published to solve problems that arise when multiple Web Services are used in combination to support information sharing and transaction processing. The Framework was jointly published by Arjuna Technologies, Fujitsu Software, IONA Technologies, Oracle and Sun.

Sun and Oracle Begin a Joint Sales Training and Telemarketing Campaign
Collaboration Aims to Lower Collaborative Messaging Costs

Sun and Oracle are engaged in a joint sales training and telemarketing campaign to inform customers of the benefits of running Oracle solutions on Sun servers, specifically the newly released Oracle Collaboration Suite, release 2. Together Sun and Oracle want to reduce costs and give customers an improved collaboration platform.

Performance and Reliability of Sun and Oracle Technology Give Mitsubishi Power Systems the Competitive Edge
A New Remote Monitoring System of Sun Fire Servers and Oracle 8i

Gas turbine manufacturer Mitsubishi Power Systems (MPS) needed to improve its remote monitoring system by making it accessible over the Web. They replaced their Microsoft system with a new one based on a combination of Oracle and Sun technology. The close Sun and Oracle relationship played a major role in MPS's selection of Sun and Oracle technology such as Sun Fire servers and Oracle 8i.

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Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris Operating System
Increased Functionality, Stability, Performance

Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) is now available. It includes the Browser, Mail, Composer and ChatZilla. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has been replaced with ChatZilla, an Internet Relay Chat Client (IRC) client. With Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS, users can surf the Web, communicate with colleagues, participate in discussion groups and create dynamic Web pages. Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS is free; there are no licensing fees.

Solaris 9 8/03 Operating System Update Release
New Features Add Value to Secure, Reliable Solaris OS

Sun has announced the release of the Solaris 9 8/03 Operating System (SPARC and x86 Platform Editions). This new release includes scalability, availability, manageability and security enhancements and integrates fixes, performance improvements and select new technologies such as Gnome 2.0 and IP Multipathing Query Interface.

Sun Software Support Services Repriced
Two Levels of Service to Choose From: Standard and Premium

Sun Software Support services have been repriced to meet market/competitive requirements. Sun Software Support services offers two distinct levels of service: Standard and Premium. Many software products from the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) group have been repriced.

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"The Portlet Specification -- JSR 168" on Java Technology Live Chat
August 12, 11:00 A.M. PDT/6:00 P.M. GMT

Java Specification Request (JSR) 168, the Portlet Specification, will be the topic of an upcoming Java technology live chat on August 12, 2003, 11:00 a.m. PDT/6:00 p.m. GMT. Featured will be Adam Abramski and Alejandro Abdelnur, the specification lead. JSR 168 will define a set of APIs for Portal computing addressing the areas of aggregation, personalization, presentation and security in order to enable interoperability between Portlets and Portals.

Hot Chips: High Performance Chips Market Conference
August 17-19, Stanford, CA

The 15th annual Hot Chips Symposium addresses the latest topics in the high performance chips market. Designers and architects of high performance chips, software and systems will find three days of presentations, tutorials and technical sessions on the most recent developments and leading-edge designs. Session topics include testing and reliability and cryptographic engineering.

Solution Providers Gather at the XChange '03
August 24-27, Orlando, Florida

Sun will be one of the sponsors of the multi-sponsor XChange '03 event. This conference for solution provider executives will present keynotes, lectures, debates and discussions focused on critical channel issues and trends. There will be educational tracks, the Annual Report Card (ARC) awards event and the Solutions Pavilion.

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