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Sun's John Fowler Discusses Digital Rights Management
Microsoft's Recent DRM Move Explained

The CTO of Sun Software, John Fowler, recently answered a few questions on topics relating to digital rights management (DRM) and Microsoft's recent inclusion of DRM capabilities into its Microsoft Office 2003.

Cypress Semiconductor Finds Success with Sun and i2
Customer Satisfaction, Reduced Costs, Better Forecasting and More

Cypress Semiconductor, a broadline semiconductor supplier with a communications focus, recently deployed a planning system from i2 Technologies and Sun to streamline business processes. The system is already returning significant benefits in the form of long range planning and detailed forecasting. Cypress plans to automate the fulfillment of orders in the near future, completing their end-to-end model of the business.

Reality Check -- Choosing an IT Security System: Part I
Consider the Solaris Operating System or Trusted Solaris Operating System

Between them, the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Trusted Solaris Operating System cover the entire gamut of security requirements for corporate IT systems, ranging from protection against exploitation of vulnerabilities in productivity applications to the need for data separation or for safeguarding privileged information or complying with governmental regulations that mandate extraordinary security provisions.

Free and Open Source S/W
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Red Hat Joins the ObjectWeb Consortium
Stiffens Competition for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition-compliant Web Server

Red Hat Inc. has joined the ObjectWeb consortium, an organization founded in 1999 to foster the development of open-source middleware. Red Hat will bring a supporting commercial presence to the consortium's open source middleware development efforts, including Java Open Application Server (JOnAS).

Co-bundle of NetBeans IDE 3.5.1 (ML) and Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4.2 Now Available
Text Handling Improved to Display Chinese Characters

The co-bundle of NetBeans IDE 3.5.1 (ML) and Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 is now available in English, Chinese and Japanese. The NetBeans IDE 3.5.1 release contains bug fixes that improve the IDE's handling of text when the IDE's default font size is increased. Startup time and general UI responsiveness have been improved.

Partners
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ISVs Express Support for the Java Enterprise System
Cite Expectations of Quicker Deployment of Integrated Applications

Some of the key Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are providing advanced systems integration support with the Java Enterprise System include SeeBeyond, Sybase, TIBCO, Vitria and webMethods. The Java Enterprise System was announced at the SunNetwork Conference 2003 as a software system that delivers a set of enterprise network services.

Self-certification Process for Java Desktop System from iForce Partner Program
Provides ISVs with Engineering & Marketing Support

The iForce Partner Program will deliver product development and go-to-market initiatives for the Sun Java Desktop System (announced at the SunNetwork Conference 2003). ISVs can get the technology, engineering, marketing support and a self-certification process so they can build and deploy their applications on the Java Desktop System.

Sun and Bank One Provide Secure Solution for Financial Transactions
Secure Web Infrastructure with Trusted Solaris Operating System

Sun and Bank One will collaborate on a mass market delivery of Bank One's high-volume electronic payment application to combat the problems of viruses and to keep financial data secure. The solution from Sun and Bank One runs on Sun's SPARC processor-based servers and secure Web infrastructure consisting of the Trusted Solaris Operating System and Sun ONE Web Servers and Sun ONE Proxy Servers (formerly iPlanet products).

Sun Launches iForce TV Services Network
More than 35 Premier Partners Join to Deliver Multi-service Broadband TV Solutions

Recognizing the need for an open-systems approach to TV services in the TV-capable broadband service market, Sun, in association with over 35 partners, has created the iForce TV Services network. The group aims to assist customers in deploying multi-service television solutions over broadband networks.

Events
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Sun Net Talk: "N1 in Action: Application Provisioning Takes Center Stage"
September 24, 9-10 a.m. PT (12-1 p.m. ET)

Tune in for the Sun Net Talk "N1 in Action: Application Provisioning Takes Center Stage" to be held Wednesday, September 24, 2003, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT (12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET). Host Yael Zheng, Senior Director, N1 Marketing, will lead Ed Turner, Architecture Manager, and Charlie Boyle, N1 Business Development Manager, in a discussion of the next phase in the evolution of N1, Sun's revolutionary architecture for managing entire network computing systems.

Montreal Java Technology User Group
October 15, 2003

The Montreal Java User Group will present an opportunity to discover how LiDO provides easy and efficient access to Enterprise data sources from your Java technology applications. Presenting at the meeting will be Softworx Technology Group, the Canadian distributor of LiBeLIS, Liberty for large Information Systems, which delivers Java technologies focused on highly scalable transactional systems. The meeting is free.

Visualization Technologies and Applications: InfoVis 2003 & PVG 2003
October 19-24, Seattle, WA, in Conjunction with IEEE Symposium

Two events will be held in conjunction with IEEE Visualization 2003 conference: InfoVis 2003, the ninth annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, and PVG 2003, the IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-DataVisualization and Graphics (PVG). Sponsors for both these events include Sun, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, SGI, Kitware and others.

Servers
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Sun Rack 900 Now Offers Power Distribution System Installed
Water-tight Power Cable Kit Also Available

The Sun Rack 900 can now be purchased with the Power Distribution System (PDS) installed and ordered with one part number. A newly available water-tight Power Cable Kit connects the PDS input panel with facility power, providing greater protection against the possibility of water entering the facility connector set. The rack comes with a vertical cable management bracket installed in each rack.

    Software Overview Guide for the Sun Fire 15k Server and the Sun Fire 12k Server
    System Management Services Software and Differences from the Sun Enterprise 10K Server

    The guide covers System Management Services (SMS) software, differences between the software on the Sun Fire 15K/12K Servers and the Sun Enterprise 10K server, Dynamic Reconfiguration Software and Sun Management Center Software.

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    "Introduction to Creating a File Server"
    An Article for the Inexperienced System Administrator

    Instructions for creating a file server are available on the Sun BigAdmin Web site. The general guide, authored by Eric Rinker, is geared towards the inexperienced system administrator and specifically targets the UNIX operating system. The article leaves implementation details up to the reader, focusing instead on system design.

    "Updating OpenBoot PROM for Sun Workstations and Workgroup Servers Based on SPARC Technology"
    Saving Time and Removing Latent Bugs

    A recent article by David Andrew, "Updating OpenBoot PROM for Sun Workstations and Workgroup Servers Based on SPARC Technology," attempts to guide readers through the steps necessary to complete the update. Updating is useful for saving time and preventing the problems associated with latent bugs that need to be resolved.

    Installing Solaris 9 Operating System (x86 Platform Edition)
    One User's Experience

    Amy Rich reports in a BigAdmin services article on her experience of installing what she refers to as a "semi-homogeneous" solution -- the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) -- in a desktop/small server environment. The resulting semi-homogeneity, she says, can help cut bottom-line costs for system administration and development.

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