04 July, 2005 -
10 July, 2005
In the News this week, Sun teamed with Red Hat to relay to the European Parliament the importance in rejecting the Computer-Implemented Inventions directive that would have permitted the patenting of software . The D.E. Shaw group joins other financial services companies relying on Sun technology . A market access acceleration program for international games content owners is being developed by Sun and Pacific Internet Limited .
Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy reviews the company's direction in the Participation Age  in the Features section, which also offers information from Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java Developer Platforms Group, about the challenges of keeping JavaTM technology open, innovative and reliable , and Sun Vice President of Identity Management Sara Gates on an effective identity management program .
The Software section links readers to a Solaris 10 OS self-help guide ; an article overview of the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS) and security APIs, SPIs and frameworks ; and SunSM Software Express for SolarisTM 6/05 software .
Read the latest best practices on Sun FireTM midrange servers and firmware 5.18.x . Customers wanting to upgrade to UltraSPARCR IV servers can save up to 20 percent with trade-ins . Plus, two articles cover the end-of-life announcements on NetraTM 240, 440  and 120  configurations.
In the Telco section, the NetraTM server line of telecom hardware now is certified for the Solaris OS . Also covered are Sun's partnerships with Ericsson , Toshiba  and NTT DoCoMo .
The Java Community ProcessSM is scoring high marks from developers  to top the Java section, which also has information on the JDBCTM 4.0 API specification early draft release  and a promotional training bundle for the JavaTM Platform, Standard Edition (JavaTM SE) 5.0 .
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18 July, 2005 -
24 July, 2005
In this week's features section, you can read about Sun's efforts on
behalf of Bono's campaign to raise world consciousness about issues of
debt relief and AIDS in African nations , as well as an article
on processor design culminating in the MT mediaLibTM solution for
chip multi-threaded processors , and how Ciena Corporation sped
up its design and testing processes with the Sun RayTM V20z server
Readers with an interest in FOSS will find several articles, including
one on SolarisTM Containers , another on the latest release of
OpenOffice 1.1.5 , an announcement of the MozillaTM Firefox
1.0.5 release and the accelerating rate of adoption for this solution
, as well as a guide to customizing the Firefox browser
The section on entry level servers features articles on the dual-core
AMD Opteron Processors now available in the Sun server line ,
new standard configurations for the Sun FireTM V40z server, ,
the Sun FireTM V20z systems , and the Sun fireTM V210 and
Sun FireTM V240 server lines .
The news in this week's hardware section includes an article on the new
2 GB FC HBAs for the Sun StorEdgeTM family of products , a
DVD optical drive floppy blocking plate for the Sun FireTM V40z
server , an XATO filler panel option for the NetraTM 440
server line , and an article on a variety of new and repriced
spare parts .
Readers of the JavaTM section will find an article on a developer's
test drive of the Sun JavaTM Studio Creator solution , a tech
talk on JavaServerTM Faces  and an article that serves as an
introduction to the JavaTM Platform, Micro Edition .
This week's NetBeansTM section includes news on Project Matisse
, a tutorial on NetBeansTM IDE 4.0 Profiler , and a
piece on the JFluid Profiling Tool .
The versatility of the Sun UltraTM 20 Workstation is highlighted in
the workstation section , along with with an article on the new
Sun UltraTM 3 Mobile Workstation , and a report on how the Sun
RayTM thin client offering stacks up against its Windows counterpart
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11 July, 2005 -
17 July, 2005
Sun announced plans this week to open source its web site authentication and web single sign-on (SSO) technologies through the Open Source Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) project . The company also announced the completion of its acquisition of Tarantella, Inc. .
In other Sun news, a joint initiative between Sun and National LambdaRail is expected to extend Sun's grid computing ; Sun Microsystems Federal Inc. has named a COO ; and the company is addressing the IT industry's global responsibility through a new strategy called Sustainable Computing .
The early access release of the Sun JavaTM Studio Creator 2.0  tops the Sun Java System section, which also offers service part numbers for the Sun JavaTM System Identity Auditor  and information on the latest release of the Sun JavaTM System Web Proxy Server .
New storage releases include SATA configurations for the Sun StorEdgeTM 5310 NAS Appliance ; tape drive options for multiple Sun StorEdge tape libraries ; version 4.1 of the Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 HiCommand Tuning Manager Software  and the new Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 Business Continuity Manager 4.0 and the Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 Compatible Replication for IBM XRC .
Four new services have been announced, providing customers with support and remote management . Plus, read about the benefits SunSM Managed Services offers customers in comparison to outsourcing .
The Developer section reports on an Evans Data Corporation survey that indicates a warming trend among developers to 64-bit technology . A Sun technical article demonstrates how to use assertions to detect program errors .
Learn more about the new Sun UltraTM 20 Workstation  in the SysAdmin's Section that also provides information on why Network Attached Storage (NAS) is important to business .
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25 July, 2005 -
31 July, 2005
Many were pleased by the news in this week's Sun report of earnings for
Q4FY05 . Judging from the number of new customers opting for Sun
IT infrastructure in the same quarter, market share is on a positive
trend . It was certainly no small triumph that General Motors
has selected the Sun JavaTM Enterprise System and will run its
corporate IT infrastructure with the SolarisTM 10 Operating System
(Solaris OS) . It was also announced this week that more than
two million Solaris 10 OS licenses have been distributed since the
solutions debut in January of this year .
This week's Features section includes an interview with Sun's VP for
Global Information Systems Strategy, Larry Singer, who takes an
optimistic view of the companys prospects . And, there is word
of Sun's plans to eventually offer its entire software line free of
In Software this week are stories about mainframe software upgrade
releases , employing SolarisTM Containers for allocating CPU
resources  and using least privilege to maintain security in
service administration .
The Sun Java System section offers readers articles about the virtues
of the Sun JavaTM Studio Creator application , tips on
migrating to the Sun JavaTM System Application Server 8  and
news of the extended promotional offering for the Sun JavaTM Studio
The Sun StorEdgeTM 9985 System reveals a bit more about itself in
this week's Storage section . And there is also a story on
eWeek's evaluation of the Sun Content Infrastructure System ,
plus information about new, faster, higher-capacity configurations for
the Sun StorEdgeTM 6130 Array  and the release of Sun
StorEdgeTM 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager 5.6 .
Walmart's migration to the JavaTM Platform, Standard Edition
(JavaTM SE) 5.0 is chronicled in this week's Java section ,
along with stories on a platform-neutral game controller now available
as a result of the efforts of the JavaTM Input API Project .
Closing out the section are announcements of two new books on tools for
developers working with JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition (JavaTM
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