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
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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
Sun staff give birth to 64-bit Solaris on Opteron
"It's alive!" was the cry issued this week by the Solaris grunts at Sun Microsystems. For the first time, the engineers managed to get a true 64-bit kernel up and running on an Opteron box. This is a key milestone in Sun's ambitious plan to make Solaris a preferred operating system in the x86 world.
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Posted 2004-07-15, 23:45 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
BEA Weblogic Platform 8.1 on Solaris[tm] OS (x86 Platform Edition)
BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 on the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) has been released for general availability offering customers support for BEA WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic Integration and BEA WebLogic Workshop. Sun executives are eyeing the low-cost computing market and this step is one of many to familiarize this industry sector with Sun.
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Posted 2004-07-11, 01:48 GMT by Alan Pae