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Java EE 5 SDK, NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Software
Now Available as Preview Downloads
Sun has released preview versions of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 Software Development Kit (SDK) and the NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Software, which provide developers with the next generation Java platform and tools for building and deploying web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-ready applications.
Sun, Openwave to Bring Standards-based Tools to Mobile Market
XML-based Browser Environments, Java ME Will Enrich Content

An announcement made at 3GSM in Barcelona involved the collaboration between Sun and Openwave to integrate Openwave's XML-based MIDAS with the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) technologies to provide open, standards-based tools to deliver rich content for mobile phones. Directions Magazine's Joe Francica interviewed Eric Chu, Senior Director of Sun's Client Systems Group on the subject.

Bringing JavaServer Pages 2.1 and JavaServer Faces into Alignment
Expert Groups Resolve Compatibility Issues

Pierre Delisle and Jennifer Ball's article "Web Tier to Go With Java EE 5: Summary of New Features in JSP 2.1 Technology" is the first in a series that provide an overview of the new features introduced in version 2.1 of JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology.

Java Technologies Win One Dozen Reader's Choice Awards
JDJ, SOA Web Services Journal Give Sun the Nod

Readers of the Java Developer's Journal (JDJ) and the SOA Web Services Journal chose Sun products and technologies as winners for three categories of the JDJ awards and nine categories of the SOA Web Services awards. The awards ranged from best platform to best training and SOA web site.

"Java & XML, 3rd Edition" - Rough Cuts Version
Gives Readers a Hand in Writing the Finished Manuscript
Brett McLaughlin's "Java & XML, 3rd Edition" is being made available by O'Reilly in an innovative manner, the so-called Rough Cuts versions. Buying "Java and XML" through the Rough Cuts service gives readers access to an evolving manuscript that can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or printed.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Sun Publishes Technical Drafts for CAS, DRM
Schedules Developers Conference to Solicit Input on Evolving Specs

Sun's recent decision to publish the open-source technical drafts for conditional access specifications (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) was reported by Laurie Sullivan for ITnews.com.au. This decision comes under the Open Media Commons (OMS) initiative that licenses content to individuals rather than to machines.

OpenSolaris for Xen Promising for x86 Processor-based Computers
Sun Works to Adapt Linux Technology to Its Galaxy Line of Servers

OpenSolaris for Xen is at hand, enabling computers using x86 processors to run multiple operating systems. Though it currently works mainly with Linux, Sun is adopting Xen for its Galaxy line of x86 servers. Already, Sun has managed to use Xen to freeze an operating system and its applications, migrate it to another system, and restart it.

OpenSolaris and VMware for the Novice
A Step-by-step Guide for the Uninitiated

Bill Rushmore has written a helpful guide to "Getting Started with OpenSolaris using VMWare" that is aimed at readers new to both VMWare Workstation 5.5 and OpenSolaris. Running OpenSolaris on VMware, it acts as if it has its own dedicated box when, in fact, it is running as an application on Windows or Linux.

OASIS Members Approve WS-Security v1.1 Standard
Provides Foundation for Integrity, Confidentiality in Messages
OASIS, the international e-business standards consortium, has approved the WS-Security version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard. WS-Security delivers a technical foundation for implementing security functions such as integrity and confidentiality in messages implementing higher-level web services applications.
Mozilla's Minimo 013 Now Available as Free Download
New Version of Open Source Browser for Windows Mobile Devices
In Nancy Gohring's report on the recent release of Minimo 013, a slimmed-down version of the Mozilla open source browser designed for handheld devices, there is evidence that the expectation of being able to access any content on the Internet with a handheld device is drawing ever closer to realization.
Software
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Is Solaris OS Better than Linux?
One Company's Detailed Cost Analysis Offers an Answer
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape Communications and founder of Ning, decided to conduct a comparative analysis of Linux on Intel versus Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) to find what implementation would be best for Ning's production environment. What he discovered was that "Solaris is a better Linux than Linux."
Sun Management Center 3.6 Version 2
Adds Support for the New Sun Ultra 45 Workstations

Sun Management Center 3.6 Version 2 adds support for the new Sun Ultra 45 Workstations and includes software for six locales: English, French, Korean, Japanese, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese. The software is currently available as a free download from the Sun Web site.

Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool 1.0
Find Out if Your System Can Run Solaris OS in Just 2 Minutes

The Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) for x86 Installation Check Tool 1.0 is designed to quickly alert users whether their x86 system will likely be able to run Sun's UNIX platform. This free tool reports whether Solaris drivers are available for the devices in an x86 system and whether the Solaris 10 1/06 OS will run.

Resource Information for Users Running Solaris OS on Laptops
BigAdmin Article Consolidates Latest Resource Sites

Richard Friedman has written an article for the BigAdmin System Administration Portal that lists various resources from Sun and others on running the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on laptop systems. His collection of resources covers installation, booting, configuring and running applications on Solaris OS via a laptop.

Share Your Experience with the Solaris OS
You Could Be One of Two Monthly Winners to Receive an Apple iPod

Sun wants to know why you love, or hate, the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and is offering an incentive to get users to share their stories. By sending in a minimum of four sentences detailing your experience, you will automatically be entered into a monthly drawing to win an Apple iPod.

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