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Sun Releases Key Software Products to Open Source Community
Sun Java Enterprise System, N1 Management Joins Solaris OS

Sun released this week the Solaris Enterprise System, a comprehensive and open infrastructure software platform, that incorporates the Sun Java Enterprise System, Sun N1 Management software and Sun developer tools at no cost for both development and deployment. These Sun products are now available as a free download from the Sun Web site.

Sun's Network Computing 05Q4 Set for December 6th
11:00 a.m. EST
On December 6, Sun is expected to be unveiling the next-generation Sun Fire UltraSPARC systems that are anticipated to set new standards for energy efficiency in the data center at Sun's Network Computing 05Q4 event. Join Sun executives online by watching the live webcast.
eBay Bolsters Search Environment with Sun's Dual Core x64 Servers
Companies Strengthen Global Collaborative Alliance
eBay.com's search environment is being strengthened just in time for the holiday online shopping season by hundreds of Sun's new AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun StorEdge systems, Sun announced. eBay's core infrastructure connects a community of 168 million registered users worldwide.
The Expansion of Solaris 10 OS in Latin America
Sun Executive Says Appeal Spans From Large Data Centers to SMEs
Sun's Strategic Accounts Marketing Manager for Southern Latin America Juan Carlos Barroux says Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) is being adopted in Latin American countries by corporations of all sizes primarily due to its cost, but it also is winning customers with its interoperability and performance features.
Sun Customers Named to the 2005 InfoWorld 100 Awards
MLBAM and PHLX's Solutions Rely on Solaris OS and Other Sun Technologies
InfoWorld recognized two Sun customers for implementing smart IT initiatives in the 2005 InfoWorld 100 Awards, which recognized the most innovative enterprise IT solutions for 2005. Major League Baseball Advanced Media and The Philadelphia Stock Exchange were honored for acclaimed solutions that run on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 93 Issues 2, 3 and 4

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last three issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

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John Loiacono Shares Next Year's Plans for Solaris OS
Expectations Are for an Early 2006 Debut of "Solaris Next"
When the next release of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), known as Solaris Next, is initially made available early next year, it will be as new code in OpenSolaris, where it will be integrated and tested, says John Loiacono, executive VP of the Software Group at Sun.
Greg Papadopoulos on Understanding Gordon Moore
Or, the Death of the Microprocessor
In the view of Greg Papadopoulos, executive VP and CTO at Sun, while many people remember Gordon Moore, too few understand the meaning of Moore's Law, which, he contends is purely and simply about the number of transistors on a chip. His argument is expressed in his blog "Don't Become Moore Confused."
Sun Solicits Help in Bridging the Digital Divide
Global Education and Learning Center Plays Key Role
At the recently concluded U.N. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Sun issued an invitation to technology companies to join the effort to eliminate the digital divide by giving all citizens of all nations access to the riches of the network.
    Exploring the Challenges to IT Organizations in 2006
    Innovation and Adaptability Are Seen to Be Necessary for Survival

    Forrester Research put a number of its writers to work on gazing into the crystal ball for some notion of "WhatÂ’s Important To IT Management In 2006?" The report concludes that "IT organizations will more clearly divide into three tiers: solid utilities, trusted suppliers, and partner players" by the end of the coming year.

    A Tough Year or So for Itanium
    Some Points to Consider Before You Buy

    Before you commit your IT budget to the Itanium processor, it might behoove you to consider "Reality Check: Itanium - A Sound Bet for the Future?" which reviews some of the developments that have beset this technology over the past year or so.

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    New Sun Quad GigaSwift PCI-X Adapter
    Replaces Sun Quad GigaSwift and Sun Quad FastEthernet Adapters
    Sun Quad GigaSwift PCI-X Adapter X4445A/4445A released in November is RoHS compliant (lead free) and will be replacing the Sun Quad GigaSwift Adapter (x4444A/4444A) and Sun Quad FastEthernet Adapter (LW8-QFE). This new release is ideal for server customers requiring multiple high performance network connectivity with limited I/O slots.
    Sun PCI-E Dual GigaEthernet Now RoHS-6 Compliant
    Meets the Strictest Requirements of RoHS Compliance

    New Sun PCI-E Dual GigaEthernet Adapters UTP and MMF have been released with full compliance to RoHS-6, which is the most restrictive requirement of RoHS compliance. Sun's PCI-E Dual Gigabit Ethernet Adapter products fullly meet the requirement of this level, which are lead (Pb) free products.

    New Port Fibre Channel and FICON Adaptors
    For Sun StorEdge 9990 and 9985 Systems

    Sun has released a 4 Gbit/sec 32 port Fibre Channel Adapter for the Sun StorEdge 9990 system and FICON adapters for the Sun StorEdge 9990 and 9985 systems. Both the 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Adapter and the new 16-port FICON adapter provides customers with performance improvements.

    Sun Type 7 Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse
    To Replace Type 6 Keyboards and Crossbow Mouse

    The Sun Type 7 keyboard and optical scroll mouse are the RoHS compliant follow-on products to the Sun Type 6 keyboard and crossbow mouse. When buying a Sun Type 7 product, customers receive a fully tested input device with ergonomic enhancements that is compatible with Sun workstations and Sun Ray thin clients.

    New and Repriced Hardware Spares
    Includes UltraSPARC IV+ Uniboards, Sun Ultra 20 Workstation Parts

    More Sun hardware spare parts have been released including new 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ uniboards for Sun Fire servers, new miscellaneous spare parts for the Sun Ultra 20 Workstation, repriced spare disk drives and new spare cables for Sun StorEdge systems. Sun hardware spares are reliable parts designed with the latest revision improvements.

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