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Blade Servers Powered by AMD and UltraSPARC T1 Processors
New Sun Products Expected to be Announced Later This Year
Sun Executive Vice President of its Scalable Systems Group David Yen says Sun will be releasing an Opteron-based Netra blade server during the second quarter of 2006, and blade servers powered by its UltraSPARC T1 processors that are expected to be available in the second half of this year.
Sun Developer Network Program Offers Two New Programs
Expert Assistance Service and Sun Community Champions Program
The Sun Developer Expert Assistance Service and Sun Community Champions Program are two new developer programs that Sun recently introduced for its more than 1.7 million developers registered with the Sun Developer Network (SDN). The former provides e-mail-based technical assistance and the latter is a new developer recognition program.
Taking Advantage of the Sun Grid Compute Utility
Financial Services Organizations Seize on Power, Pay-per-Use Benefits
Some organizations within the financial services industry are taking advantage of the Sun Grid Compute Utility's open, grid-based computing infrastructure that is offered on a pay-per-use basis. One such customer is CDO2, who in conjunction with Markit Group Limited, is using the Sun Grid to serve its own customers like the bank Sachsen LB Europe plc.
Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 97 Issue 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:

Free and Open Source S/W
Digital Rights Management Draft Specifications, Source Code Released
Specifications Designed for Content Protection
Sun released two draft specifications for content protection technologies as part of the Sun Labs' Project DReaM (DRM/everywhere available): DReaM-CAS (Conditional Access System) and DReaM-MMI (Mother May I). Sun also released open source code for a prototype implementation of the DReaM-CAS conditional access system. 2.0.2 is Now Available
Offers New Database Manager Along With Other New Features
Download today a free copy of 2.0.2 that introduces a major new component known as Base, which is an easy-to-use database manager with a fully integrated database. Version 2.0.2 is completely free of any license fees, available in over 30 languages and offered on all major computing platforms.
Will Replace MS Office?
It Could With Education and a Little Help From Friends, Says Robin Miller
Robin Miller, author of "Point & Click" and editor-in-chief of Open Source Technology Group, told that 2.0 could replace Microsoft Office in business offices, with a little help from StarOffice and better training vehicles from the open source community. He compared the two office suites in a recent interview.
Free Label-making Templates for Writer
Compatible with Multiple Operating Systems is offering free templates for making labels with office suite's Writer application. Designed to work with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), this template is downloadable from's Web site.

"Managing and Monitoring Web Services in Project GlassFish"
Treating Web Services as First Class Objects
The Sun Developer Network article "Managing and Monitoring Web Services in Project GlassFish" by Satish Viswanatham and Nazrul Islam, with contributions from Marina Sum, provides readers with a means to manage and monitor tasks for web services on the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 (Java EE) using Project GlassFish, an open-source, application-server implementation of Java EE 5.
Qualifying Applications to Support Non-global Zones
Using Solaris Zones in Step-by-step Procedures

Supporting non-global zones in the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) sometimes requires the administrator to qualify an application. Chien Yen addresses this issue in his Sun Developer Network article "Qualification Best Practices for Application Support in Non-Global Zone," which focuses on the Solaris Zones feature of Solaris Containers.

Sun Studio Compilers Set Bits - HardWare CAPabilities
Dealing with Hardware-specific Instructions on Unsupported Hardware

Tim Jacobson discusses the means to circumvent the problems that arise when applications implement hardware-specific instructions on unsupported hardware in his Sun Developer Network article "Modifying Hardware Capabilities (HWCAP)," in which he reviews the bits set in the object file of a program by Sun Studio compilers.

Migrating to Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8
From Eclipse 3.0, JBuilder 2005, IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer

Users of Eclipse, JBuilder and WebSphere who wish to migrate to the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 will find step-by-step how-to guides on the Sun Developer Network site in the article entitled "Migrating to Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8." All three guides include examples that clarify the concepts under discussion.

Understanding JDIC File-Type Associations
Bridging the Gap Between Native Applications and Java Technology

Among the several concerns of the JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) project, sponsored by Sun, is setting desktop file-type associations. Jack Conradson's Sun Developer Network article "Understanding JDIC File-Type Associations" examines that aspect of the project in detail.

NetBeans Software Day Scheduled for May 15th
Reserve Your Free Seat by Signing Up Online Today
The day before the 2006 JavaOne Conference, the NetBeans Software Team will host its annual free companion event at the Argent Hotel near Moscone Center in San Francisco. This May 15th event will feature an array of Java technology luminaries, including the Father of Java and Sun CTO of the Developer Products group James Gosling.
Universal Version of NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5
Provides Enterprise-class Java Tools for Apple's Mac OS X

A Universal version of the NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 is available as a free preview version, which includes NetBeans 5.5 IDE preview version and new tools for developing the latest set of time-saving features for Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) architects and programmers.

C/C++ Development Support for NetBeans IDE
New NetBeans C/C++ Development Pack Released in Preview Version

A preview version of the NetBeans C/C++ Development Pack has been released, allowing developers to edit, compile and build C and C++ applications on multiple operating systems, including the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux and Windows. This plug-in is supported in NetBeans 5.0 and preview versions of NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5.

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