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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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Three Sun BluePrints Articles Examine New Server Line
Sun Fire T1000, T2000 Servers and UltraSPARC T1 Each Addressed

Three new Sun BluePrints OnLine articles have been released addressing the Sun Fire T1000 server, Sun Fire T2000 server and UltraSPARC T1, respectively.

The Importance of Distributed Resource Management Application API
Short Primer Covers the Basics Offered by this Software Standard

Andreas Haas, senior staff engineer with N1 Grid Engine Engineering at Sun, has written a brief primer on Distributed Resource Management Application API (DRMAA). As co-chair of the DRMAA Working group of the Group Global Grid Forum, Haas possesses keen insight into the importance of this software standard.

"Multi-Booting Differing Operating Environments on a Laptop"
Sun BigAdmin Article Outlines This Task In Nine Easy Steps

Learn how to multi-boot the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux and Microsoft Windows from a laptop in Ifeyinwa Okoye's BigAdmin feature article. He covers this task in nine steps that are outlined in an easy to follow manner.

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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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