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Sun Microsystems Preliminary Report Shows Rise in Profits
Both Revenue and Server Unit Grow in Fourth Quarter

The fiscal fourth quarter report for Sun Microsystems shows a revenue increase over Q403 of 4.3 percent and a decrease in gross margin as a percent of revenues of 4.3 percent, compared to the same period. Net income was also up, increasing to $0.24 per share as opposed to a loss of $0.32 per share for Q403. Sun generated $2.172 in cash from operating activities during the quarter, creating a balance of cash and marketable securities of $7.608 billion.

McNealy Says Sun Fundamentally Focused and He Plans On Staying
Sun CEO Answers Tough Questions on the Company's Health and Future
Who can guess what the future holds for Sun Microsystems? Industry and stock market leaders' opinions vacillate from day-to-day with speculations on the company's inevitable demise or surety of its definite recovery. However, there is one person whose opinion has not changed, and that is Sun CEO Scott McNealy.
Sun-Fujitsu Deal Clarified
What Will Be Developed, By Whom, and When it's to Hit the Market
The Sun and Fujitsu development deal announced last month is expected to propel the release date of the much anticipated Rock processor-based systems due to both companies' collaborative efforts. During a recent press conference, Sun officials noted that the companies' combined roadmaps benefit everyone involved.
Sun and Telecom Sign Multimillion Dollar Deal
First Worldwide Delivery of Sun Fire E25K Completed

Sun and Telecom have signed a multimillion dollar, five year contract through which Sun will supply the Australian-based online and communications company with backend servers and software solutions. Telecom technology strategy and capability general manager Greg Patchell said one of the keys to solidifying the deal was the forthcoming Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 77 Issues 1 and 2, Vol 76 Issue 5

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the current and last volumes. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

Top Fifty Articles for June
Vol 76

Each month, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the last volume. The top articles three article for Vol 76 were:

Free and Open Source S/W
Mozilla Patches Vulnerability
A Quick Fix is Available at the Mozilla Web Site

According to TechWeb News, a recently discovered vulnerability in the Windows version of the Mozilla browser and email client family has been quickly patched, with the fix currently available on Mozilla's Web site. The vulnerability was originally brought to light on the public security mailing list Full Disclosure.

Software Companies Examine Open Source Licensing Models
Sun One of Several Companies Considering a Change

In the recent article, "The Ins and Outs of Open-Source Licensing," Matthew Broersma, writing for eWEEK, details how several companies, such as Sun, are increasingly looking at open source software license models and the benefits they offer. The open source business model, recently proven successful by companies such as Mozilla and Red Hat, is now becoming attractive to larger enterprises.

Mozilla Foundation Marks One-year anniversary
Foundation Releases Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 2
The Mozilla Foundation is celebrating its one year anniversary with the release of Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 2. Over the past year the foundation has achieved great reviews for its products and it continues to enjoy strong consumer and enterprise interest in its products.
AbiWord Open Source Word Processor
Solution Offers Full Features and Interoperability
AbiWord is an open source word processor becoming more and more popular as a result of its useful features designed for daily work, personal needs or just basic typing. The application is compatible with Windows, Linux, QNX, FreeBSD or the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), and is capable of seamless integration with all of these operating systems.
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.

What's Happening in the JCP?; Fast Track to Solaris 10 OS Adoption
Two Sun Chats: August 17, August 18

"What's Happening in the Java Community Process?" -- Tuesday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m. PDT (6:00 p.m. GMT) and "Fast Track to Solaris 10 Adoption: Predictive Self Healing" -- Wednesday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT).

JavaZone 2004
September 15, Oslo, Norway
javaBin, the Java Users Group in Norway, is arranging the third annual JavaZone, a conference on Java technology. The JavaZone is probably best described as a miniature JavaOne Conference. JavaZone 2004 offers a combination of technical talks and exhibitors in an intimate atmosphere with 500-700 participants expected. JavaZone 2004 is scheduled for September 15, in Oslo, Norway. Conference (OOoCon 2004)
September 22-24, Berlin, Germany, now used by millions throughout the world, has a conference of its own, OOoCon 2004, where you can meet the community of developers, users, and businesses that are contributing to this invaluable open source solution. The conference is set for September 22-24, 2004 at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
Using Translation Technology at Sun Microsystems
White Paper Discusses Role of Technology in GNOME Translation Project

Given a volume of some 40 million words per year that need translating in Sun's product localization efforts, the use of technology is vital in that endeavor since not even employing one translator per language would be sufficient to meet demand. Tim Foster, a member of the Software Globalization team at Sun, explains how it all happens.

    Creating a Debugging and Profiling Agent with JVMTI
    Lets Developers Monitor and Control Java Technology Applications

    The Java Virtual Machine Tool Interface (JVMTI), a replacement for the Java Virtual Machine Profiling Interface (JVMPI), provides a programming interface that allows developers to create a debugging and profiling tool (also called a software agent) that can monitor and control Java programming language applications.

    "Multithreaded Programs And dbx" -- Debugging Tech Tip by Ann Rice
    How Multithreading can Result in Improved Performance and Unwelcome Bugs

    Ann Rice's Tech Tips article on "Multithreaded Programs and dbx" demonstrates the advantages of multithreading and shows how to avoid, or detect and remove, the bugs that sometimes creep into operations using the dbx command-line debugger.

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