Monday, August 14, 2006

Vol 102, Issue 2: August 7th, 2006 — August 13th, 2006

If you've been wondering what Scott McNealy has been up to lately, see article [16831] to read about his continuing push to eliminate the digital divide by including open source applications in schools. Before the kids head back to school, they might want you to take them to see the film "Barnyard"; since its computer graphics were made with Sun technologies [16830], it could be considered work-related fun.

In our Education section this week, we feature StarOffice software training resources [16834], especially good for schools that recently implemented the software. Solaris Service Plans are also explained [16773].

A new migration guide is available from Sun for developers who are migrating JBuilder to NetBeans [16827]. The recently announced Sun Blade 8000 comes with free services as part of a new promotion [16839], and a download is available for the blade [16815].

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Vol 102 Issue 1: July 31st, 2006 — August 6th, 2006

We've got a developer's wish list fulfilled: Grab a special deal before it expires on the Sun Fire T1000 server (See article [16802]). Need support? No problem: The S3P -- Sun Software Service Plans -- are an all-in-one comprehensive package [16779]. Working with Sun Studio 11? Got it covered with another support plan [16774]. Questions about JavaServer Faces? Ask the Experts in [16814]. Want to comment on ODF? Click on [16812].

Sys Admins need to be happy too: BrandZ from the OpenSolaris community extends Solaris Zones to accommodate Branded Zones that can contain non-native operating environments (see [16788]). Get maximum performance on CMT architectures with the tech tip in [16786]. If you need a book on LDAP, we've got two for you in [16803].

Where would we all be without storage? The 1,000th Sun StorageTek SL8500 tape library was just delivered. Everyone's got one, even the people who did production work for the "DaVinci Code" movie [16799]. No mystery about it: if you need it, Sun's got it.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Top Ten Articles for Vol 101 Issue 3

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 four issues.
  • Sun Fire X4600 Server Features in Detail [16468]
  • Free AJAX Programming Online Course [16743]
  • Sun's New Blade Meets the Demands of High-Performance Applications [16719]
  • Upgrade to Sun Fire X4600 Server [16721]
  • Newest Sun Servers Keep Server Rooms Cool in Dubai [16742]
  • Avnet Technology Solutions to Offer Sun StorageTek Solutions [16746]
  • Adding Device Drivers to the New Boot Install Image in the Solaris 10 OS for x86 [16715]
  • Collaboration Creates a Strategic Alliance: AMD and Sun Partnership [16617]
  • Sun Update Connection - Enterprise: Active Dependency Patch Services for the Data Center [16725]
  • Ron Goldman on the Essence of Open-Source [16720]

Vol 101 Issue 4: 24th - 30th July, 2006

Sun's earnings report for the recent quarter posted an increase of 29% [16782]. For a look at who is choosing Sun technology, see article [16781].

The new Sun Blade 8000 server is available from Sun's trade-in program [16772] with savings up to 20%.

Everyone working with StarOffice software will want to know how to get the latest updates and fixes to prevent having a vulnerable application [16753].

For anyone who works on Solaris OS. UNIX or Linux, you can now get Adobe Reader on your system; check out the features in article [16758].

New from the Sun Java System people is the Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (CAPS) 5.1.1 for developing enterprise SOA applications (see [16748]).