Sad news on Carl Erhorn
I am sorry to inform you that Carl Erhorn passed away on Thursday 2/12/2004. Arrangements are being made for a memorial service in his hometown of Patterson, NY. Those interested in contacting the family to extend their sympathies can contact Craig Erhorn (brother) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 2004-02-14, 07:22 GMT by Craig Erhorn
Sun to buy Opteron server maker, reclaim co-founder
Sun Microsystems has agreed to acquire Kealia, a start-up that designs servers with Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor and that employs Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim.
"We have been working on a bunch of next-generation Opteron servers that seem like a really good fit for Sun," Bechtolsheim said at an analyst conference here Tuesday.
Posted 2004-02-13, 19:48 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun announces first Opteron based servers
Starting at $2,795 (USD), the high-performance Sun Fire V20z features dual AMD Opteron x86 32/64-bit processors and is capable of running Solaris x86 as well as Red Hat and SUSE Linux. The SunFire V20z is priced lower than IBM's Opteron offerings.
"With Sun's AMD Opteron processor-based servers, IT customers will have unprecedented flexibility, choice and access to the performance of 32-bit computing with the power of 64-bit computing from a global enterprise leader like Sun," said Dirk Meyer, senior vice president, Computation Products Group, AMD.
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Posted 2004-02-11, 10:12 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
StarOffice 7 available for Solaris X86
"By providing StarOffice 7 support for Solaris x86, Sun demonstrates it is actively listening to the community and is committed to meeting those needs," said Bruce Riddle, a Unix consultant at Agere Systems, in a Sun statement.
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Posted 2004-02-05, 02:21 GMT by Bruce Riddle
The Linux Compatibility Assurance Toolkit 1.1 (LinCAT) is used to identify porting issues in C/C++ source code files. This utility analyzes the difficulty of porting such source files from Linux to the Solaris Operating System (OS), and it can help you estimate the total effort required for the port.
Posted 2004-01-21, 12:29 GMT by Mariusz Zynel