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30 Nov 2009 Sun VirtualBox 3.1 [22633]
Features ability to "teleport" a VM from one host to another

With 20 million total downloads and some 40,000 downloads per day, Sun VirtualBox has become a major, general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. A significant new release, VirtualBox 3.1, improves performance and adds significant new features, including 'teleportation' which is the live migration of a VM session from one host to another (e.g. from an Intel-based Mac Desktop to an AMD server then to an Intel-based laptop running Windows 7).
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09 Oct 2009 Solaris 10 10/09 Released [22454]
Adds ZFS User and Group Quotas, L2ARC Support, Faster Patching, and More

Sun released Solaris 10 10/09 with new and enhanced features, such as up to two Tbytes disk support for installing and booting the OS, ZFS and Flash installation support, updates to setting ZFS user and group quotas, support of L2ARC, power management capabilities to leverage the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, a "P2V" (Physical to Virtual) method, faster patching and parallel zone patching, etc. There are many more system administration, installation, system resources, device management, system performance, driver, and freeware enhancements included.
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21 Jul 2009 Major Upgrade: Sun Studio 12 Update 1 [22038]
Includes New Debuggers, Visualization Technology and Support for Parallelism

Sun Studio 12 Update 1 is the latest version of Sun's compilers and performance tools designed for the C, C++ and Fortran developer communities. As we mentioned when it was released in June, this major update delivers new optimizations and features for OpenSolaris, Solaris and the latest Linux operating systems such as optimized compilers with auto-parallelization, multi-thread aware code-level and memory debuggers, a thread analysis tool that identifies race and deadlock conditions in multithreaded code, a performance analyzer, DLight for unified application and system profiling using Solaris DTrace technology, support for OpenMP 3.0 and a next-generation IDE based on the NetBeans project.
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24 Jun 2009 Sun Studio 12 Update 1 [22017]
Optimized Compilers, New Tools Geared to Ease Development

Now available, the free download of Sun Studio 12 Update 1. This is a major update to the software compiler and tools solution. Sun Studio software provides an advanced suite of tools for the Solaris 10, OpenSolaris and Linux platforms specifically geared towards C, C++ and Fortran developers. It provides parallelizing compilers, debuggers, advanced thread and performance analysis tools and highly-tuned libraries to provide an optimized development environment for the latest multi-core x86 and SPARC-based systems.
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09 Apr 2009 New Sun VirtualBox Release Supports Open Virtualization Format for Easy Import/Export [21636]
Version 2.2 Speeds Virtual Applicances Move from Development to Production Environments

The latest release of Sun's high performance, free and open source virtualization software, VirtualBox 2.2, is now available for download. It introduces support for the new Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard that enables virtual machines or appliances to be imported and exported, and adds significant performance enhancements and other updates. VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware.
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