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Sun's Acquisition of Nauticus Networks Furthers Convergence Goals
Nauticus Staff Will Bolster Development Efforts on N1 Provisioning System
In an interview available on, Neil Knox, Sun's executive VP of Volume System Products, called the convergence of computing and networking a natural, inevitable process that was set in motion when servers were first networked. He characterized the technological progression as a natural one for Sun as a result of its long-term focus on entire system solutions, which would be strengthened by the acquisition of Nauticus Networks.
Ever-changing Web Site Turns 10
Once Directed to Engineers, Site Now Addresses Customers
It was the tenth birthday of during the last week of January 2004. Started on a single-processor SPARCstation used to post a single page of type, has grown to a federation of Web sites served from four data centers that house two million pages and serve more than one million visitors daily.
Ford Infotronics Project Implements Jini Technology & Java Technology
Sun Proves to be Best Vendor for Integration of Home, Office, Auto
K. Venkatesh Prasad, Infotronics Project Leader at the Ford Scientific Research Laboratory, envisions a future when it will be possible to drive to work while, using Sun solutions from the car, being able to check your day's calendar, activate your home security system, listen to the latest MP3 tunes and receive a reminder to pick up milk -- all while keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel.
Free and Open Source S/W
Mozilla Gains Momentum
Oracle, IBM and Sun All Support the Open Source Browser
Support for the open source Web browser Mozilla is increasing, specifically from Sun, Oracle and IBM, according to an article on by Jason Lopez. The article points out that while many consider Mozilla a technically superior browser to Microsoft Explorer, distribution of Mozilla remains a challenge.
Nukes on JBoss Application Server
Ports, Integrates PHP BB Under Java Platform, JBoss Architecture

Nukes is an open source content management system (CMS) entirely based on Java technology. Nukes is available on the JBoss application server. One of the key functionalities in the Nukes on JBoss is the porting and integration of PHP BB (the forum) under a new Java platform and JBoss architecture.

Build Grids with Globus Toolkit 3.0
Implements OGSI
The Globus Toolkit is an open source software toolkit used for building grids. It is being developed by the Globus Alliance and others. Globus Toolkit 3.0 (GT3) is a stable release.
How to Install a Thawte Digital Certificate on an Apache Web Server
Best Practices White Paper
The white paper, "Securing Your Apache Web Server with a Thawte Digital Certificate" covers how to test, purchase, install and use a Thawte Digital Certificate on an Apache Web server. Best practices for set-up are highlighted to help ensure efficient ongoing management of encryption keys and digital certificates.
x Survey -- The Software 500
Sun Continues Its Revenue Rise, Ranks 14th
Sun continues getting better according to a survey. This year's Software 500 survey ranked Sun at number 14 with $4 billion in software sales, moving from its number 15 spot in 2003. The Software 500 survey bases its results on revenue earned from both software license sales and services.
Formidable Contender -- StarOffice 7 Office Suite
Sun's Economical, User-friendly Software Takes on Competitors
Economical and efficient, StarOffice 7 may be Sun's most formidable competitor to Microsoft Office. With an HTML editor, Draw graphics program, Writer word processor, Calc spreadsheet, Impress presentation program and a database component accessed from within the other components, this software can be characterized as a real contender.
Project JXTA Increases Technological Advances, Developers' Interest
Surge in Downloads Spurs on More JXTA Enabled Products
Sun's commercial software products will soon have more offerings from Project JXTA. Servers and desktop product lines are targeted for the Project JXTA tools in order to increase their collaborative abilities. The recent surge in downloads of the free Project JXTA code has encouraged Sun to direct Project JXTA toward more commercial applications.
Web Download of StarOffice 7 Office Suite Available for x86
Download and Try the Speed, Power and Simplicity

StarOffice 7 Office Suite for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) is now available as a Web download.

O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
February 9-12, San Diego, CA

Registration is still open for the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference which opens February 9, 2004, in San Diego. The event features the ETech Conference, a Digital Democracy Teach-In and more.

Linux Asia 2004
February 11-13, New Delhi, India
The Linux Asia Conference and Expo in New Delhi, India, will present the latest technology developments in open source and Linux. Scheduled speakers include Bhaskar Pramanik, CEO of Sun, India, and Danese Cooper, Chief Open Source Evangelist, Sun.
Review of the Sun Fire V210 Server
Sun Server Goes Up Against Intel-based Servers

A recent article by Logan Harbaugh at provides a complete evaluation of the Sun Fire V210 server. Noting that Sun's servers have long had a reputation of being more expensive, but more reliable, than Intel-based servers, the article sets out to put the record straight.

Solaris 9 Operating System (x86 Platform Edition) RTU Licenses
For Midrange Servers with a Maximum of 8 CPUs

New Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) RTU licenses and upgrade licenses are currently available for midrange servers with a maximum CPU capacity of 8 CPUs. A new x86 part number is included so that new x86 hardware with expanded CPU capacity can be licensed.

Sun Management Center 3.5 Software Sun Fire Server Supplements Version 2
Add-on Software Supports SMS 1.4

Now available is a special release of the add-on software for the Sun Fire 15K server and Sun Fire 12K server that supports System Management Services (SMS) 1.4 software and the automatic fault event notification feature.

EOL: Sun Enterprise 4500-6500 Server Internal Disk Board
Support Continues Through 2007 at the Earliest

Sun is discontinuing the internal disk board option for Sun Enterprise 4500 through Sun Enterprise 6500 servers, though support for the systems will continue until at least 2007.

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