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Customers Report Experiences with New Sun Fire Servers
Raves for UltraSPARC T1 Processors, CoolThreads Technology
More than 100 new Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) customers have tested or purchased the new Sun Fire T2000 servers running the UltraSPARC T1 processors with patented CoolThreads technology, which can help customers reduce the number of servers in the data center by up to 75 percent, Sun reports.
Energy Services Provider Dalkia Selects Sun Mobile Enterprise
Remote Access Capabilities Optimizes Work Processes
Sun's Enabling the Mobile Enterprise (EME) solution has been selected and deployed by European energy services provider Dalkia to increase the productivity and effectiveness of field services engineers through the optimization of work processes. The deployment represents one of the largest live GPRS mobile application deployments in Europe.
Sun Gives US$500,000 Matching Grant to Lebanese American University
For Classroom and Laboratory Technology Facilities
Sun executives from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations are assisting the Lebanese American University (LAU) in building new academic and research labs, especially for its medical and pharmacy schools. Sun has extended a matching grant worth up to US$500,000 to Dr. Joseph Jabbra, president of LAU.
    Political Battles Continue on Open Software Format
    ECMA Standardizing Microsoft Office Formats Amid Mass. Resignations

    The drama continues in the standardization of file formats for desktop software with the resignation of the Massachusetts state IT chief who guided the OpenDocument format (ODF) in being chosen as the state's official document format, while standards body ECMA International announced the creation of a committee to standardize Microsoft Office document formats.

    Lotusphere 2006
    Jan. 22-26 Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
    Lotusphere 2006 will be held Jan. 22-26, 2006 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Sun will be exhibiting at the conference showcasing some of its latest technologies and Eric Sosman, a senior member of Sun's technical staff dedicated to Lotus, will deliver a presentation covering many of the company's recent advancements in this space.
    Top 100 Articles for 2005
    Volumes 83 to 94

    This article lists the 100 most popular articles posted in 2005. The top 10 articles were:

    Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
    Vol 94 Issues 1, 2 and 3

    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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    Synopsys' VCS Verification Solution to be Certified for Solaris 10 OS
    Significant Productivity Gains Expected for Next-Generation Designs

    Sun and Synopsys, Inc. have agreed to certify Synopsys' VCS comprehensive RTL verification solution for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) in both the UltraSPARC and AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire servers. VCS RTL verification solution is a key component of the Discovery Verification Platform.

    OpenOffice.org Suite Releases Version 2.0.1
    Minor Bug Fixes and New Features Included in Latest Version
    OpenOffice.org has released version 2.0.1 with minor bug fixes and some new features. Administrators can now disable or hide application settings to limit functionality for specific users, the bulleting and number feature has been enhanced, and the suite now features a mail merge tool for backend systems, reports Gregg Keizer with TechWeb News.
    Become Solaris 10 OS Certified for Only US$10
    Qualifying Instructor-led Training Course Must be Purchased
    Become certified for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) at a Sun promotional price of US$10. For this limited time offer, just purchase a qualifying Solaris 10 OS instructor-led training course by Jan 15, 2006, and complete the course by February 10, 2006, to qualify for this special deal.
    Sun RFID Test Center Upgrades to Zebra's Gen 2 Firmware
    Continues to Provide Best-of-breed Technology for Sun Customer Testing
    The Sun RFID Test Center in Carrollton, Tex., have taken advantage of Zebra's free Gen 2 firmware and experienced a smooth transition to producing Gen 2-compliant smart labels, reports a MoreRFID article. This Sun facility is used to provide RFID education and performance testing, and to demonstrate Sun's solution capabilities.
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    Balancing the Needs of National Security with Security of Information
    Sun Distinguished Engineer Susan Landau Has Some Concerns
    Sun Distinguished Engineer Susan Landau typically finds her self involved in controversy. That's where her intellectual curiosity takes her. At the moment she is dealing in the realms of security and public policy. And she is dealing as well with the issue of digital content and how to balance the needs of creators and users.
    Sun's Systemic Security Approach
    Building Blocks of Security for the Enterprise

    Helping define the future of security for tomorrow's Sun products, architectures and solutions are Sun Security Program Office Senior Staff Engineer Christoph Schuba and Distinguished Engineer and Director and Chief Architect of the Client Solutions Security Office Glenn Brunette. Recently, the two spoke to Sun's Inner Circle about Sun's Systemic Security approach.

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