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Solaris Policy Manager to Increase Security
Automatically Verify Systems, Applications at Startup

The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) soon will be offering a new feature that is designed to eliminate the threat of viruses, worms and illegal downloads, reported Michael Singer with The Solaris Policy Manager is the last of three components that will complete the Solaris 10 OS's Secure Execution features set.

Sun Releases Next RFID Industry Solution Architecture
Designed for Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

Following through with plans to create Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Industry Solution Architectures (ISAs) that meet unique requirements in various vertical markets, Sun announced a new RFID Industry Solution Architecture (ISA) specifically designed to address manufacturers' needs at the third annual RFID World Conference & Exhibition held this past week in Dallas.

Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Infrastrutures Analyzed
Study Finds Sun Advantage over NCR Teradata
A study by Ventana Research reports that Sun delivers better total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise-class terabyte data warehousing than NCR Teradata. These results showed Sun led NCR Teradata in the categories of initial purchase price, upgrades, maintenance and costs associated with personnel, hardware and software.
Sun Solutions Meet Global Community's Needs
Variety of Corporations Worldwide Select Sun

Sun announced that more than 30 customers recently have selected Sun solutions to solve their growing IT needs. From mainframe migration and data warehousing, to 3D animation rendering and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sun products and services have been implemented to increase efficiency and security, while lowering total cost of ownership.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 84 Issue 2, 3 and 4

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:

Free and Open Source S/W
Download 2.0 Beta Version
Software Architect Reveals Changes, Challenges is set to release the next version of its open source office suite software that reportedly will have major feature changes to its installation, interface, general functionality and applications. Colm Smyth, an architect of StarOffice of which is based, recently spoke to Aditya Nag with News Forge regarding this upcoming release.
Independent Analyst Envisions Bright Future for OpenSolaris
Sun's OS Fills Gap in the Linux Marketplace
The OpenSolaris program appeals to the IT marketplace due to its performance capabilities, economics, operating system's maturity level and availability on AMD Opteron systems, says Stacey Quandt, senior business analyst and open source practice leader with the Robert Frances Group, who noted that it fills a gap within the Linux environment.
OpenSolaris Opens Up Windows of Opportunity
Advantages for Developers, ISVs and Partners, says Sun VP
Promoting the belief that it is always better to be open than closed, Stephen Borcich, Sun vice president of Partner and Industry Markets, says that OpenSolaris will empower developers to impact the future of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) in a way no other development community has ever experienced.
Web Services Framework Specifications 2.0
Liberty Alliance Project's New Release Supports SAML 2.0
The Liberty Alliance Project has released a public draft of ID-WSF 2.0, a second-generation framework for identity-based Web Services, that extends this framework to include support for SAML 2.0. With this release, the SAML 2.0 assertions are defined and can be used to communicate identity information among identity-based Web Services.
New Trusted Solaris OS Expected This Year
To Incorporate Latest Features of the Solaris 10 OS
Sun plans on releasing a new version of its Trusted Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) that will be based on the current build of the Solaris 10 OS. The Trusted Solaris OS is designed for military-grade networks and Sun executives expect to release this version later in the year.
Registration Open for Solaris 10 OS Beta Exams
For Experienced System and Network Administrators

Sun is offering beta exams for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) targeting experienced Solaris OS system and network administrators. As betas, these exams are free of charge and will count toward official Solaris certification. They are designed to allow for comments and technical feedback from early participants.

StarOffice 8 Beta Software Available for Free Download
Enhancements to Usability Features, Microsoft Office Compatibility

The beta version of the StarOffice 8 software is available to download for interested users wanting to try out this software's updated features before its official release, which is expected in mid-2005. Improvements in this new version include enhanced interoperability with Microsoft Office along with a new look and feel.

Provia Software and Sun Collaborate on RFID Solutions
To Offer Industry Solution Architecture for Manufacturers
Sun will be featuring Provia Software's ViaWare Warehouse Management System (WMS) in its latest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Industry Solution Architecture (ISA) for Manufacturing. With WMS implemented within Sun's RFID ISA, automated processing of advance ship notifications and alerts of a product's status will enhance the tracking capabilities for manufacturers.
Sun RFID Industry Solution Architecture for Retail
SeeBeyond Working with Sun on Joint Solution
Sun and SeeBeyond are jointly developing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Industry Solution Architecture (ISA) for Retail to improve business processes by offering detailed information on goods via data collected by RFID technologies. This development project couples the Sun Java System RFID Software with the SeeBeyond RFID Composite Application Network solution.
The DTrace Approach to Debugging
Article Provides Practical Model to Profile, Debug C++ Programs
Developers wanting to utilize DTrace to profile and debug C++ programs should read a Sun Developer Network Site article that outlines how to effectively apply this tool to debug these types of applications. Through the use of practical examples, author Jay Danielsen demonstrates the DTrace approach to interactive process debugging.
Running Web Applications Within a Portal Application
Article Offers How-Tos with Latest Java Technologies

Learn how the Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 can extend the framework of the JavaServer Faces 1.1 to run Web applications within a portal application. Utilizing this technology, developers will find improved integration with the Sun Java System Portal Server 6 2005Q1 that remains compliant with the Java Specification Request (JSR) 168: Portlet Specification.

Sun Developer Documentation Roadmap
Access Links to Sun's Current Software Product Information

With the continual changes and updates within Sun's software product lines, the Sun Developer Network Site is hosting an article that is meant to serve as a general roadmap to developer documentation for various Sun products. Developers will find links to manuals, specifications and documentation Web pages as well as other sources of information.

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