Update: Sun adding third-party support to JES
Sun Microsystems Inc. is extending support for its Java Enterprise System (JES) to third-party operating systems and hardware platforms in a move aimed at gaining more uptake for the server software and throwing more weight behind its pricing model, the company said Tuesday.
Posted 2004-07-30, 05:36 GMT by alan pae
Damn it Jim, I'm a computer not a doctor
Sun Microsystems has finally made the shift from key Opteron braggart to key Opteron vendor with the release of three new systems.
More: The Register
Posted 2004-07-28, 01:21 GMT by alan pae
ICANN adds IPv6 to root servers
Relief is on the way for the Web-address crunch, in the way of a technology that can provide every person and just about every device on the planet with an IP (Internet Protocol) address.
Posted 2004-07-23, 05:13 GMT by alan pae
Sun Micro posts $795 million profit
Sun said it earned 24 cents a share on revenue of $3.11 billion. The company added that its results included $1.6 billion in other income and $350 million in income related to its recent settlement of its lawsuit against Microsoft
More: CBS Marketwatch
Posted 2004-07-21, 03:14 GMT by Alan Pae
Cross-platform packaging facility OpenPKG 2.1 released
The OpenPKG project released version 2.1 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.1 consists of 495 selected (from a pool of 770) packages which include latest versions of popular Unix software like Apache, Bash, BIND, GCC, INN, Mozilla, MySQL, OpenSSH, Perl, Postfix, PostgreSQL, Samba, Squid, teTeX and Vim -- all carefully packaged for easy deployment on 21 different Unix platforms, including FreeBSD 4.10/5.2, Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/3.1, Red Hat Linux 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Fedora Core 2, SuSE Linux 9.0/9.1, and Sun Solaris 2.6/8/9/10. The major technical efforts for this release were spent on the porting of all packages to five additional Unix platforms, the necessary adjustments to packages required by GCC 3.4 and the consolidation and packaging of the developer tool chain.
Posted 2004-07-20, 13:12 GMT by Ralf S. Engelschall