A recent article from newsforge.com, "Can GNU ever be Unix?," examines the UNIX standard certification and those products that are currently certified. Author Jem Matzan outlines the process involved, then speculates on whether its worth it for a company to certify its product.
Will chips ever be able to communicate to each other without circuit boards or wires? If it's up to Sun Labs, chips certainly will. Named "proximity communication," Sun Labs is working diligently to perfect this type of technology that will allow one chip to transmit signals directly to another one alongside it.
A recent Sun "Contrarian Minds" article focuses on Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz. Schwartz himself explains how Sun is a contrarian player in the industry with products like its Sun Java Desktop System, which was a strategy that ran counter to what industry analysts were suggesting.
The operating system within the IT industry is still of vital importance to industry sectors worldwide. With the continual growth of heterogeneous environments, Sun knew its Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) needed to evolve to meet the needs of its users' ever-changing environments. Thus, became Solaris 10 OS and Project Janus.