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Sun Offers Alternative to MS Security Vulnerability
Registration Open for Mad Hatter

In response to the latest security vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system, the MSBlast Internet worm, Sun is opening early registration of Project Mad Hatter. Project Mad Hatter, to be formally launched in September at the SunNetwork Conference, is an open standards-based desktop from Sun that offers enterprise customers a secure and cost-effective desktop alternative to Microsoft Windows. It includes all the desktop applications necessary to migrate users off the Windows and Office platforms and onto a more secure and stable platform.

Low-cost Computing Wins Customers: Automotive to Universities
Sun Creates x86 ISV Advisory Board for Tighter Product Integration on x86

Since the launch of Sun's Network Computing in February of this year, the company has managed to close several deals with industry-leading businesses. Sun hopes these deals demonstrates a commanding position in the low-cost computing market, and the significant demand for Sun's low-cost products in the marketplace.

New Members Elected to OASIS Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board
Members Include Individuals from Sun, HP and Microsoft

The international standards organization, OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), has elected four members to its Board of Directors. Newly-elected members include John Borras of the United Kingdom Office of e-Envoy and Eduardo Gutentag of Sun. Jim Hughes of Hewlett-Packard and Chris Kurt of Microsoft were both re-elected by OASIS members.

Sun and Musica Viva Receive Top Arts Honor from Australian Arts Foundation
12-Year Sponsorship Entertains Thousands and Fuels Australian Arts

Sun Microsystems Australia and Musica Viva Australia were recently awarded the "Outstanding Partnership of the Year Award" and "Bytecraft Commitment Award" by the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF). The awards acknowledged the creative arts programs and business results achieved by Sun and Musica Viva during their 12-year partnership.

    Free and Open Source S/W
    Solaris Operating System Update Includes GNOME Interface
    Alternative to the Common Desktop Environment

    The latest update to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) uses the GNOME open-source graphical interface. Stephen Shankland, writing for CNET, recently examined the operating system's newly incorporated interface. He noted that Sun's version of UNIX system, which has been overhauled, now permits users to opt for GNOME over the long-time interface: the Common Desktop Environment (CDE).

    Mini Tutorials for the NetBeans IDE
    Using Page Directives, Scope Scripting Elements and More

    Seven Web application mini-tutorials are available to help new users of the NetBeans IDE develop sample Web applications using the IDE. The topics covered in these mini-tutorials include Web module group, page directives, scope, scripting elements, custom tag library, HTTP sessions, front controller servlet, composite view, the use of the IDE's HTTP monitor and more.

    Jakarta Lucene: Free Form Query Search Engine
    Fun with Tokenized Fields

    Jakarta Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine that enables free form queries and is written entirely in the Java programming language. It is an open source project and is available for free download from Apache Jakarta. Author and Ant developer, Erik Hatcher, provides an introduction to Lucene and discusses the indexing and searching features that make up the Lucene API.

    RealNetworks Media Player for Solaris Operating System, UNIX Systems, Linux
    Media and Playback Support Capabilities

    Linux, UNIX and Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) users will receive media and playback support capabilities from a new open source media player offered by RealNetworks. The new player will have the same capabilities as the RealOne Player currently available for Mac and Windows systems.

    Sun Trunking 1.3 Software
    For Sun GigabitEthernet, SunFastEthernet and Sun Quad FastEthernet Adapters

    Sun Trunking 1.3 link aggregation software is currently available with support for the Solaris Operating Systems (Solaris OS) 7, 8 and 9 on Sun GigabitEthernet, SunFastEthernet and Sun Quad FastEthernet adapters. Sun Trunking 1.3 software allows customers to aggregate up to four Sun GigabitEthernet ports or up to sixteen 10/100 Sun FastEthernet ports into a single virtual link (trunk).

    SunForum 3D Software Introduced
    Easily and Efficiently Share 3-D Applications

    Sun has recently introduced SunForum 3D, a software product designed to substantially increase the performance of the sharing of 3-D (OpenGL) applications over a network. The solution allows for a new class of collaboration for enterprises or organizations that are involved with the use of 3-D applications.

    JAIN Technology Day
    August 26, McLean, Virginia

    Sun and several JAIN Community members are sponsoring a free, full day seminar on August 26 at the Sun office in McLean, VA, focusing on how Java technology is moving into the world of communications. Topics include performance-oriented Java platforms, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology, presence, instant messaging, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and call processing.

    Sun Tech Days Agenda for Seattle Event
    September 4-5, 2003

    This two-day event in early September offers sessions from the Sun Code Camp program such as Developing Real World Services using Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) and Developing Wireless Applications using MIDP 2.0, WMA and MMA. There will be a Java Jacket giveaway and sponsor pavilion, case studies and sponsor demonstrations.

    Software Development Conference and Expo
    September 15-18, Boston, Massachusetts

    The Software Development Conference and Expo, designed to offer attendees critical business development training, will be held September 15-18, in Boston. The event aims to provide useful information on how to increase productivity through the addition of best practices, quality design and proven management techniques to a software application.

    CardTech/SecurTech ID
    September 8-10, Arlington, Virginia

    An upcoming conference on the vulnerabilities of uniform, tamper-proof ID systems and data sharing will be offered by CardTech/SecurTech. The event will address a range of issues from the Common Access Card to the improvement of border and passenger security. The conference, "Building Trust Through Identification Technologies," will be held September 8-10, in Arlington, VA.

    Web Services Edge 2003 West Conference
    September 30 - October 2, Santa Clara, California

    The Web Services Edge 2003 West conference aims to offer attendees a full range of keynote speakers and technology program sessions. Sun's Java University will be just one of the features, offering code-level training from experts. The event will be held in Santa Clara, CA, from September 30 to October 2.

    16th Annual Microprocessor Forum
    October 13-16, San Jose, California

    As the microprocessor industry accelerates at a tremendous pace, despite weak economic conditions, the 16th annual Microprocessor Forum (MPF) aims to be the premier venue to gauge industry trends and meet key industry players. The forum will be held October 13-16, in San Jose, California.

    Prevent Server Crashes Caused by Insufficient Disk Space
    The Benefits of Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite Software

    Sun StorEdge Resource Management Suite software maximizes storage network investments and increases operational efficiencies with management capabilities that are flexible, intuitive and proactive and are built on standard Web technology. Features and benefits include proactive management of application availability and storage service levels.

    Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 Base Units Transitioned
    DLT8000 Drive Option for Sun StorEdge L1000 Tape Library EOL

    Sun is transitioning the DLT8000, SDLT 220 and DLT/SDLT HVD technology for the Sun StorEdge L25 and L100 tape libraries. There is no direct replacement. Also being transitioned is the DLT8000 drive option for the Sun StorEdge L1000 tape library. The last order date is October 31, 2003. The DLT8000 Flexipack is also being transitioned.

    Version Control Systems and Sun ONE Studio 5, Standard Edition
    Sun White Paper

    Sun's recent white paper, "Using Version Control Systems With Sun ONE Studio 5, Standard Edition," tries to provide a comprehensive description of how to manage Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications and Web service applications using the Version Control System (VCS) integration facility. Sun ONE Studio was formerly known as Forte for Java.

    "Mixing C and C++ Code in the Same Program" Article

    Developers wishing to combine C and C++ code in their programs can find a valuable resource at The article "Mixing C and C++ Code in the Same Program," by Stephen Clamage, Sun ONE Studio Solaris Tools Development Engineering, provides helpful tips, solutions to common problems and information on portability issues.

    Improve Application Performance with Sun ONE Studio Performance Tools
    Performance Counters in UltraSPARC III Cu Processors

    To improve the performance of your application, use the Sun ONE Studio Performance Tools to identify events such as the number of times a floating point operation was completed or the number of cycles that the processor was waiting for data from memory. Darryl Gove, Compiler Performance Engineering Group, Sun, presents a how-to on the Sun Developer Web site that explains how to use hardware performance counters of the UltraSPARC III Cu with the Sun ONE Studio Performance Tools.

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