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Sun to pull plug on Trusted Solaris

Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to phase out its Trusted Solaris secure operating system and replace it with security extension software that can be used with its Open Solaris operating system, said Mark Thacker, product line manager of Solaris security.

Open Solaris and the Solaris Trusted Extensions software will provide the full functionality of Trusted Solaris, according to Thacker.

‚??This product will simply layer on top of Solaris 10. It will run on top of any piece of hardware that Solaris 10 runs on,‚?Ě Thacker said. Trusted Extensions should be available by mid-2006.

More: GCN.com

Posted 2005-10-19, 18:12 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Cross-platform packaging facility OpenPKG 2.5 available for Sun Solaris 8/9/10

The OpenPKG project released version 2.5 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform multi-instance Unix software packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.5 consists of 579 selected (from a pool of over 900) packages which include latest versions of all popular Unix server software. All software is carefully packaged for easy deployment on 19 different Unix platforms, including Sun Solaris 8/9/10 on both x86 and SPARC architectures. The major technical efforts for this release were spent on migrating to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version 4.0 and further improving the Solaris 10 support.

More: http://www.openpkg.org/

Posted 2005-10-19, 14:07 GMT by Ralf S: Engelschall

LSI Logic Collaborates with Sun Microsystems

LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced today that it will port the MegaRAIDŽ line to Sun Microsystems' Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) for x64/x86. Once complete, LSI Logic and Sun customers will be able to cost-effectively manage, protect and share information, using MegaRAID systems and software with the Solaris 10 OS on X64/X86 processor-based systems. Supporting the Solaris 10 OS builds on LSI Logics goal to bring industry-leading I/O technologies to market, and to increase the RAID attach rate in the Solaris community.

"With over 2.6 million registered licenses and Sun's growth in the x64/x86 server space we are seeing unprecedented demand for Solaris 10, the most advanced OS on the planet," said Christopher Ratcliffe, Director of Solaris Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Adding support for the LSI MegaRAID adapter to the Solaris 10 OS on x64/x86 platforms means that our customers now have access to even greater levels of storage performance and data integrity."

More: LSI Logic

Posted 2005-10-05, 10:50 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Sun Ray software now supports Solaris 10 X86

Sun Ray Server software 3.1 is now available for


As of this release Solaris 10 x86 is a supported platform.

More: Sun Ray Users' Group

Posted 2005-09-16, 12:58 GMT by Andy Heaps

Sun Censored but Not Silent

Top business publications refused to run our bold ad concepts because the headlines were thought too controversial. At Sun, we're the radical engineers that build "ass-whoopin" technology - we're not Miss Manners and we never want to be.

More: Sun Microsystems

Posted 2005-09-14, 10:52 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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