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Sun Wins Multimillion Dollar Deal with Office Depot for IT Infrastructure Makeover
Retailer Opts for UNIX-based Systems Running Solaris Operating System

After more than eight months of negotiations, Sun and Office Depot have signed a multiyear, multimillion dollar agreement aimed at renovating the office retailer's technology infrastructure in the supply chain and merchandising areas. Sun won the contract over rivals IBM and HP.

Sun Check Point Participate in IPv6 Testing
Moonv6 Project Enables Testing and Real-world Experience with Next Generation Protocol
Sun and Check Point Software Technologies completed phase 1 of the Moonv6 IPv6 interoperability testing. Check Point and Sun solutions interoperated with more than 30 networking solutions, including switches, routers, applications and operating systems, to validate the performance and interoperability of next-generation IPv6 networking hardware and software under realistic network conditions.
Software
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Solaris 9 12/03 Operating System
Update Offers WAN Booting, Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition Integration

The new Solaris 9 12/03 Operating System (Solaris OS) for both SPARC and x86 platforms provides for WAN booting (booting over the Internet). The Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition) offers new integration with the Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition (formerly the Sun ONE Application Server, Platform Edition).

KDE 3.x on Solaris Operating System-based Workstations
Installation and Operation
A recent Sun article looks at installing and running KDE 3.x on Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) -based workstations. Author Corey Liu tries to shy away from the debate over GNOME vs. KDE, and focuses on how KDE is installed on Sun workstations and the Solaris OS.
Features of Sun Java System Message Queue Platforms
Satisfies Both Small- and Large-scale Deployment Needs

Sun offers business integration messaging for both small- and large-scale deployments and development environments with either the Sun Java(TM) System Message Queue 3.5 Platform Edition (formerly Sun ONE Message Queue) or the Sun Java System Message Queue, Enterprise Edition. The key differences between the two involve scalability, reliability and advanced security.

Sun Java System Portal Product Line Enhanced
Latest Editions Provide New Features and Benefits

Sun is making enhancements to the Sun Java System Portal Server (formerly Sun ONE Portal Server) product line by offering the latest editions of the Sun Java System Portal Server 6.2; Sun Java System Portal Server, Secure Remote Access 6.2 and Sun Java System Portal Server, Mobile Access 6.2.

Events
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OOP 2004 - "From Technology to Business"
January 19-23 in Munich

OOP 2004, Europe's largest software event, will be focusing on the business end of the industry and promises to offer the latest cutting-edge technology in the industry with topics on Java technology, Open Source, .NET, case studies on Lufthansa, Deutsche Post, Audi, BMW, VW, Hypovereinsbank and others.

EclipseCon 2004
February 2-5, Anaheim, CA

Eclipse is hosting its first conference February 2-5, 2004, in Anaheim, CA, with numerous technical talks, tutorials, interactive poster sessions, exhibits and demos. Keynote speakers include Simon Phipps, Sun; Erich Gamma, Java Development Tools lead, IBM; John Wiegand, Platform lead, IBM; Michael Tiemann of Red Hat; Grady Booch, IBM Rational and Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia.

3GSM World Congress
Set for Cannes, France, February 23-26, 2004

Approximately 160 international industry leaders are expected to participate in keynote sessions at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France. The three-day conference, set for February 23-26, 2004, will present a comprehensive agenda spanning a broad spectrum of critical business, public policy and technology issues that are impacting the industry.

    Storage
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    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager Software Version 2.4
    An Open and Intuitive Storage System Management Tool

    Sun is releasing Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager software version 2.4, an open and intuitive storage system management tool that allows users to centrally configure, monitor and manage Sun StorEdge 9900 Series and Sun StorEdge T3 systems from a single focal point.

    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series LDEV Guard Software
    Available for Open Environments and S/390 Environments

    The Sun StorEdge 9900 Series LDEV Guard software is available for Open environments, and a new license scheme is being announced for LDEV Guard software for S/390 environments. The products are intended for use with the Sun StorEdge 9980 and Sun StorEdge 9970 subsystems.

    Sun Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) 2.3
    A Proactive Tool for Health Monitoring and Fault Management

    The Sun Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) 2.3 is a proactive tool for health monitoring and fault management of Sun storage devices. The new version includes a more intuitive browser user interface (BUI), enhanced support for Sun storage devices and a tool for troubleshooting Sun storage devices.

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    Call for Papers Open: 13th USENIX Security Symposium
    Deadline January 25, 2004

    The Call for Papers is open for the 13th USENIX Security Symposium to be held August 9-13, 2004. The program committee is seeking refereed paper submissions in all areas relating to system and network security. The deadline is January 25, 2004.

    Trusted Solaris 8 7/03 Operating System Ready for Release
    Version Extends Support to SPARC and x86 Hardware

    Trusted Solaris 8 7/03 Operating System is based on the proven Solaris 8 7/03 Operating System (Solaris OS) and is a worthy candidate solution for consideration by every organization responsible for protecting access to or dissemination of sensitive information. Trusted Solaris 8 7/03 has the only Trusted Desktop environment currently available on the market and now supports SPARC processors and x86 hardware.

    Web Application Firewall Reference Architecture
    Implement Consistent Security and Access Management

    The Web Application Firewall Reference Architecture provides the methodology and building blocks for fail-safe protection against application-level breaches. It ensures data and systems cannot be changed without prior knowledge.

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