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David Yen Discusses Sun's Future Chip Design
Sun Bets Future on Chip Multithreading Technology
The question of whether cost cutting was behind Sun's decision to abandon the UltraSPARC V processor or confidence in the coming generation of multithreaded, multicore throughput computing processors was recently addressed by David Yen, executive VP for processor and network products at Sun.
i2 Technologies Cuts IT Costs Without Compromising Productivity
Sun Fire 6800 Servers Help Save Half a Million Dollars Annually
Long-time Sun partner i2 Technologies of Dallas, Texas, is a software developer whose solutions enable customers to improve coordination and collaboration across the supply chain. i2 Technologies migrated from Sun Enterprise 6500 servers to Sun Fire 6800 servers and realized savings of $525,000 annually.
Web-based Practice Exams for the Java 2 Platform
Offerings Endorsed by Sun

Sun endorses a variety of Web-based practice exams and practice questions for the Java 2 Platform 1.2 and 1.4. Following is a list of these Sun certified exams.

Java Technology
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JSR 133 Moves from Committee to Public Review
Should Correct the Problems Discovered in the Java Technology Memory Model

After almost three years in committee, JSR 133 is entering into public review. The JSR is designed to correct the problems discovered in the Java technology Memory Model (JMM), and it also helped produce a formal mathematical specification for the semantics of synchronized, volatile and final. Brian Goetz, writing for java.net, examines the JSR in his recent article.

"Deploying Java Web Start Applications on the JBoss Application Server"
Includes the Automatic Update of the Client's Graphical User Interface
A recent article at developer.com focuses on "Deploying Java Web Start Applications on the JBoss Application Server." Authors Olexiy and Alexander Prokhorenko describe the deployment process and the following automatic update of the client's graphical user interface (GUI) with the assistance of Java Web Start technology in a Windows environment.
Two New Mobile Java Technology Courses
"Mobile Desktop Development with Java Technologies" and "Introduction to Mobile Java Technologies"

Sun is offering two courses on developing with mobile Java technology: "Mobile Desktop Development with Java Technologies" offers students a review of GUI interface development with the Java platform Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) and more, while "Introduction to Mobile Java Technologies" gives students an introduction to wireless application infrastructures and Java technology in mobile applications.

Sun and Developnet Combine to Offer the BBC Interactive Capabilities
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Sun and the mobile Java technology provider Developnet are working to bring interactive capabilities to the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) through mobile Java technology. The BBC recently launched a live interactive game show that is the first BBC game show to allow viewers to interact via their mobile phones with the help of a Java technology application.
Free and Open Source S/W
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NetBeans 3.6 IDE Wins Accolades Following Independent Lab Test
Windowing System, Code Editor Significantly Improved According to Results
Independent sources are praising Sun-sponsored NetBeans IDE 3.6 release saying the software lives up to its long list of claimed improvements. Lab tests confirmed this release offers an impressive range of Java technology-based project types supported by automatic code generators that jump-start development and populate project navigator views.
Download Mozilla 1.4 Browser
Available for Solaris Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition)
Download the Mozilla 1.4 browser for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition). As an open source cross-platform Internet application suite, Mozilla 1.4 comes with a Web browser, email client, address book, Web page composer and chat application.
Latest Available Software Releases from SourceForge.net
jMax, XDoclet, eGroupWare, JGraph Paris, MediaWiki and STAF Offering Updates
SourceForge.net is the world's largest open source software development Web site that provides free hosting for thousands of projects. The latest software releases available for free include jMax 4.1.0, XDoclet v1.2.1, eGroupWare 1.0 RC5, JGraph Paris (v3.4), MediaWiki 1.2.5 and STAF V2.6.2.
Software
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The N1 Grid Console Container Manager 1.0 Add-on to Sun Management Center 3.5
Reduces the Complexity of Managing Containers

N1 Grid Console Container Manager 1.0 is an add-on to the Sun Management Center 3.5 that makes server consolidation easier by assisting with the configuration and monitoring of the container's resource management parts. Containers across multiple systems can be created, deleted and modified from a centralized point with this release.

"Building a Bootable DVD to Deploy a Solaris Flash Archive"
Sun BluePrints Article Addresses Hands-free Installation Without JumpStart

Learn how to create a bootable installation DVD-ROM to perform an automated installation of a Solaris Flash archive without the use of a JumpStart server. Boot and installation processes as well as adaptation techniques in building bootable DVDs for custom system installations are discussed. Classic JumpStart installation and Solaris Flash knowledge are essential.

Industries Worldwide Welcome Sun's x86 Systems
Sun Fire Servers, Compute Grid Rack System and Sun Blade Technology

A variety of industry sectors worldwide are welcoming Sun's expansion into the x86 platform architecture market with its range of Intel and AMD Opteron-based systems. Automotive, government, life sciences and entertainment sectors are taking notice of Sun's x86 systems running on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

Events
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Calendar of Events
Links to Articles on Upcoming Events

This article is a calendar of upcoming events, with links to the articles about them. Click on the article numbers in the calendar to get more details about the event and how to register.

Sun Tech Days 2004
May 20-21, Hyderabad, India

Sun Tech Days 2004 is scheduled for May 20-21, 2004, at Shilpakala Vedika, Madhapur, Hyderabad, India. The event is regarded as the premier global developer conference sponsored by Sun.

Rocky Mountain Software Symposium
May 21-23, Broomfield, CO

The Rocky Mountain Software Symposium will feature over forty education and solution sessions. Geared towards software architects, programmers, developers and technical managers, the event is designed to provide technical training without hype. This year's symposium will focus on the role of XML, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform), XML, Web Services, Agile Methodologies and Open Source.

JAOO Symposium 2004
May 24-26, Cannes, France
Noted as the premier European developer conference in software engineering, this year's JAOO will examine developments in Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and how they support programming, as well as the platforms contribution toward robust, secure and performance enhanced networks with interacting object-oriented systems.
Security
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Sun Alert Notification Recommends Downloading Upgrade
Java Runtime Environment Remote Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability

Sun has issued a security alert for the Java runtime environment remote Denial of Service (DoS). Recommended resolution is upgrading to SDK and JRE 1.4.2_04 or later releases to prevent an unresponsive denial of service that could be caused by a remote attack. Downloads are available.

ISAKMP Vulnerability Could Affect Check Point VPN-1 Products
No Reports of Compromise; Company Still Recommends Update on Enforcement Modules
A flaw in Check Point VPN-1 products during negotiation of a VPN tunnel may cause a buffer overrun, potentially compromising the gateway. Although there have been no reports of systems affected by this vulnerability, Check Point is recommending that customers install an update on all enforcement modules to protect VPN-1 Gateways.
Security Survey on the Solaris 10 Operating System
Sun Wants Your Opinion on New Security Features
Sun wants to know what you think about security in relation to the default configuration on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). With the release of Solaris 10 OS, Sun is hoping to balance its level of security along with the impact on Systems and Network Administration professionals provisioning new systems.
"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Second Edition"
Book Details Law, General Process of Forensics, Computer Crime
Digital forensics and computer crime information is essential nowadays. Author Eoghan Casey has written his second edition of "Digital Evidence and Computer Crime," addressing the law and general process surrounding forensics and computer crime.
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