Several news stories are in contention for top spot this week but the most important is probably the one about the launch of OpenSolaris . Hot on its heels would be the story about Sun's acquisition of Procom  and the intellectual property rights to the company's Network Attached Storage technology. Two further news stories are worthy of mention: Boeing's adoption of JXTA for the Army's Future Combat System  and the early access availability of Sun's Registry Service .
This week's features section includes a long piece on utility computing  and a shorter article on bridging the digital divide by Scot McNealy .
The two pieces in this week's developer section concern the use of Public Key Cryptography Standards with Sun Java[tm] System Application Server 8.1  and the benefits of linker scoping with Sun Studio[tm] C/C++ .
The server section features a story on an attractive server upgrade opportunity , another on new benchmark results for data consolidation involving Sun and Informatica  and one on a user-friendly savings calculator for assessing the costs of Sun and AMD solutions .
A SysAdmin piece discusses managing IT as a business within a business , and another talks about using Cfengine for central host configuration .
The Java section includes an article on how best to use JavaServer[tm] Faces technology ; another  offers suggestions on how retailers might best implement JavaPOS[tm] solutions; and a third extols the virtues of J2SE[tm] 5.0 .
Finally, turning to FOSS,  provides an insider’s view of the OpenSolaris process, and  provides details on Google’s "Summer of Code."
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