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Sun's Original Fab Four Took Center Stage at Computer History Museum
McNealy, Bechtolsheim, Joy, Khosla Reflected on Early Days and Industry's Future
Sun's founding members - Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Vinod Khosla - took center stage at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on January 11, as part of the Odysseys in Technology speaker series sponsored by Sun Microsystems Laboratories. Product of the Year 2006 Winners Announced
Sun and Java Technologies Continue to Reign Among the Favorites readers have voiced their opinions for their pick of their favorite products, and Sun was the overall winner with five out of the twelve listed categories being awarded to Sun technologies. Products of the Year winners are nominated and voted on by the publication's readers over a two-month period.
Ethernet Alliance Aims to Accelerate Industry Adoption
18 Technology Companies Support Advancement of IEEE 802 Ethernet Standards
A new group called the Ethernet Alliance has been created by several technology companies, including Sun, to promote industry awareness, acceptance and advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards. The Ethernet Alliance plans on remaining active to support Ethernet technology and projects as long as it is relevant.
U.S. IT Growth Expected to Rise 5 Percent in 2006
All Indicators Reflect Stated Growth Prediction, IDC Reports
IDC's FutureScan reports all indicators are predicting a five percent growth in U.S. IT spending for 2006. Buyer expectations come in with an index value of 1047, which shows 4.7 percent expected growth; vendor revenue forecasts come in at 1045; and the macroeconomic indicator at 1059.
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 94 Issues 3 and 4, Vol 95 Issue 1

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:

Rundown on the Latest Features, Enhancements in New Solaris Release
Sun Document Covers Updates in Solaris 10 1/06 OS

The current Solaris 10 1/06 Operating System (Solaris OS) release has multiple new and enhanced features. Sun has released documentation covering these updates for users to easily assess what's new in the Solaris 10 1/06 OS.

Crush Bugs and Bottlenecks with Solaris DTrace
This Sun Expert Exchange Forum Set for January 18th

Sun will be hosting a Sun Expert Exchange Forum on the intricacies of Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) Wednesday, January 18, at 10 a.m. PST. This Q&A forum will allow attendees to get straight answers directly from Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) engineers who helped design this innovative tool.

A Quick Comparison Between StarOffice 8 and Microsoft Office
You Decide Which Office Suite is the Best
StarOffice 8 Office Suite is a complete, feature-rich office productivity product that's available for approximately 75 percent less than Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition. StarOffice is an affordable competitor to Microsoft Office, and this article offers a quick overview of the features and prices for both of these office suites.
Jini Technology as a Service Oriented Architecture
Article Contends Open Source Architecture an Attractive SOA
Did you know that Jini technology is a service-oriented architecture (SOA) with advanced capabilities? In an article by Alexander Krapf with Network World, Jini's SOA features and capabilities are introduced by the writer, who offers this open software architecture as "an attractive SOA."
Sun Studio Compilers for Linux OS
Technology Preview of Alpha Software Available for Evaluation
Sun Studio Compilers for Linux OS is a technology preview of alpha-quality software that offers early engineering builds of Sun Studio 11 compilers for the Linux community's assessment. The intent in making these early builds available is strictly for evaluation purposes and to gather feedback.
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