Customers Choose Sun's Solaris(TM) X86 Operating System for Superior Performance and IT Costs Savings
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today announced more than 300,000 registered licenses of the Solaris(TM) 9 Operating System (OS) (x86 Platform Edition). This volume attests to a surge in customer demand for the secure, reliable and highly performant Solaris OS on a variety of x86 systems, setting the foundation for continued growth and interest in Sun's Java Enterprise System. GetMore Securities, Gracenote, Maya Online, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and Tellme Networks, Inc. are among a growing list of customers and partners from key industries such as telecommunications, entertainment and finance who are already taking advantage of the feature-rich Solaris OS x86 platform.
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Posted 2003-10-10, 15:18 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Code Forge, Inc has released CodeForge IDE v3.5 for Solaris x86!
Code Forge, Inc has released the v3.5 of its Code Forge multi-platform/multi-language Integrated Development Environment for Solaris x86.
New features include:
Code Forge, Inc has been supplying the Unix development community with programming tools since early 1997. The Code Forge IDE supports many innovative and industry-leading features:
Prices are $75 for a private version, $300 for the Professional version, $5000 for Enterprise version (site-wide unlimited license/platform) and $1000 for an unlimited University license. Educational and government discounts are available. A 30-day evaluation version is available for all architectures on our web site. Please visit us at Code Forge, Inc
Posted 2003-10-07, 18:06 GMT by Yuri Mironoff
Sun and AMD to Deliver New Java(TM) Desktop Client for the Enterprise
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today announced support of the Java(TM) Desktop System on the AMD Athlon 64 processor, leveraging the momentum of Sun's Java Desktop System and fulfilling customer demand for an alternative desktop. Sun will provide both 32- and 64-bit Java Desktop System support for the AMD Athlon 64 processor recently announced in San Francisco. Customers in areas such as manufacturing, call centers and governments will benefit from the system's increased processing and memory power, and enhanced ability to process mixed and digital media as well as graphics-intensive computing.
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Posted 2003-09-27, 13:18 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun gets behind Athlon 64 with Linux OS
Our sources indicate that Sun is busy testing the 64-bitness of Solaris x86 on an Opteron-based workstation. It's not hard to imagine a scenario where Sun comes out and declares that it has the only first-class version of Unix around for Opteron. Windows and Linux are nice on two processor machines, but wouldn't Solaris be a treat on a four processor system?
It's with Opteron that Solaris x86 could truly shine, and gain some serious market share. For example, we hear that Boxx Technologies' phone has been ringing off the hook, since word came out that Sun has certified Solaris x86 to work on a two-processor Boxx box*. Boxx is trying to hammer out a deal with Sun to formalize a support agreement, so we hear.
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Posted 2003-09-25, 22:18 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Solaris 10 x86 free downloads reinstated
SUN ANNOUNCED that early-access versions of Solaris 10 x86 are now available for free download, once again.
Now everyone can download early access versions of Solaris 10 x86, as part of what Sun now calls the "Software Express" program. Marketing folks call this "an entirely new concept" *cough* "...that offers high quality snapshots of Sun's future software products currently under development for our customers to download and use". They also add that "Express software is fully functional with completely predicatable and regular release schedules (monthly in most cases)".
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Posted 2003-09-19, 05:56 GMT by Mariusz Zynel