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Sun Announces Profitable 2nd Quarter
Q2FY05 Earnings Report Released

Sun reported a net profit in its quarterly income of USD$19 million, or 1 cent per share, for its second quarter of its fiscal year 2005 that ended December 26, 2004. In comparison, last year during this time Sun had a loss of USD$125 million, or 4 cents per share.

New IT Systems Acquisition Models
Sun's Model Simplifies Licensing, Lowers Costs

To escape from the complexity and cost of traditional system acquisition, integration and maintenance, many enterprises are beginning to explore the opportunities of outsourcing and open source methods. Sun is responding to these enterprise concerns by offering a highly simplified way for corporations to acquire and operate infrastructure solutions.

Sun Joins Blu-ray Disc Association
Java Platform to Advance Home Entertainment

Sun has joined the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and will promote the inclusion of the Java platform within the Blu-ray Disc platform. Sun's participation in the BDA is expected to be instrumental in the continued development of the multiple interactive features characteristic of the Blu-ray Disc platform.

SevenSpace Acquisition to Improve Sun Managed Services
Remote Monitoring, Services for Heterogeneous Environments
Sun's acquisition of SevenSpace is complete. Customers can look forward to this newly acquired company's assets to be incorporated within Sun Managed Services, which will now offer added support for Hewlett-Packard's legacy HP-UX and IBM's AIX systems, along with Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux.
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 82 Issue 4 and 5, Vol 83 Issue 1

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:

Sun Studio 10 Software to be Released This Year
Available for the AMD64 Processor

Sun Studio 10 software is set to be released this year with all of the previous version's enhancements that will be available for the AMD64 processor along with an integrated tool set for developing enterprise-class applications. If you haven't tried Sun's Studio software, version 9 is being offered free for 60 days.

Sun Java Desktop System Software Services
Support Options Assist with Integration

Release 2 of the Sun Java Desktop System offers consulting services to assist organizations in planning, validating and implementing this Linux-based offering within a corporate environment. As a practical alternative to Microsoft Windows, the Sun Java Desktop System is simple to use and works with existing infrastructure.

Practicalities of Radio Frequency Identification
New Field Guide to Planning, Designing, Deploying RFID
Two leading Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) consultants have written a guide to assist organizations plan, design and deploy this technology within their enterprises. Authors Manish Bhuptani and Shahram Moradpour present a practical guide on the true costs and benefits in implementing RFID.
StarOffice 6.0 Reaches End of Life
Version 7, Recommended Replacements

Sun has announced the end of life (EOL) for StarOffice 6.0 with its last ship date scheduled for March 5, 2005, and its last day of support set for February 28, 2010. Recommended product replacements include StarOffice 7, which can be downloaded at a 50 percent discount, and 1.1.

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