Sunday, July 31, 2005

Vol 89 Issue 4 - July 25th - 31st, 2005

Many were pleased by the news in this week's Sun report of earnings for Q4FY05 [14774]. Judging from the number of new customers opting for Sun IT infrastructure in the same quarter, market share is on a positive trend [14851]. It was certainly no small triumph that General Motors has selected the Sun Java[TM] Enterprise System and will run its
corporate IT infrastructure with the Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) [14853]. It was also announced this week that more than two million Solaris 10 OS licenses have been distributed since the solutions debut in January of this year [14835].

This week's Features section includes an interview with Sun's VP for Global Information Systems Strategy, Larry Singer, who takes an optimistic view of the companys prospects [14834]. And, there is word of Sun's plans to eventually offer its entire software line free of charge [14832].

In Software this week are stories about mainframe software upgrade releases [14812], employing Solaris[TM] Containers for allocating CPU resources [14727] and using least privilege to maintain security in
service administration [14728].

The Sun Java System section offers readers articles about the virtues of the Sun Java[TM] Studio Creator application [14752], tips on migrating to the Sun Java[TM] System Application Server 8 [14681] and news of the extended promotional offering for the Sun Java[TM] Studio
Developer [14768].

The Sun StorEdge[TM] 9985 System reveals a bit more about itself in this week's Storage section [14814]. And there is also a story on eWeek's evaluation of the Sun Content Infrastructure System [14805],
plus information about new, faster, higher-capacity configurations for the Sun StorEdge[TM] 6130 Array [14813] and the release of Sun StorEdge[TM] 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager 5.6 [14815].

Walmart's migration to the Java[TM] Platform, Standard Edition (Java[TM] SE) 5.0 is chronicled in this week's Java section [14701], along with stories on a platform-neutral game controller now available as a result of the efforts of the Java[TM] Input API Project [14808]. Closing out the section are announcements of two new books on tools for developers working with Java[TM] Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java[TM] EE) [14688].

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