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Sun Java EE & GlassFish Virtual Conference

Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3 Virtual Conference

Attend the Virtual Conference where Java EE 6 spec leads, GlassFish tech leads and developers will take you on a tour of the latest Java EE 6 Platform and GlassFish technology, including:

  • How Java EE 6 makes writing enterprise and Web applications easier with more annotations, POJOs, simplified packaging and less XML configuration with improvements to EJBs, JPA, JSF, and Servlets
  • GlassFish 3 features including: fast startup time, Update Center integration for easy access to additional features and updates, fine-grained monitoring, dynamic language features and more
  • Updated NetBeans and Eclipse Tooling that supports Java EE 6 to enable instant productivity

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Sun xVM VirtualBox and Sun xVM OpenVirtualBox

Sun xVM VirtualBox downloads are now available for most OS's including GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris and Windoz !

VirtualBox binaries are available for download under the PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License). This allows anyone to download and use the product free of charge in compliance with those terms.

For organizations that want to deploy across the business, Sun offers Sun xVM VirtualBox Enterprise Subscriptions
which includes a Sun Software License Agreement and Premium Service Plan.

Sun xVM OpenVirtualBox
VirtualBox source code is freely available and licensed under GPL2 as the Open Source Edition.

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Sun Solaris 10 and Sun OpenSolaris 10

Sun Solaris 10 Operating System and Sun OpenSolaris 10 Operating System

Supported on over 1000 x86 and SPARC platforms—delivers the performance, stability and security your users and customers demand. With more applications available than for any other open operating system, one OS can span your entire enterprise: the Web tier, the data warehouse, and the most demanding technical compute applications.

Solaris appears to be free of charge (subject to the Legal Requirements below) while OpenSolaris is free libre open and free of charge !

OpenSolaris Links

Solaris Links

Solaris Legal Requirements

The Solaris 10 code can be obtained via a free Web download, obtaining a Solaris 10 media kit through the Sun store, receiving Solaris 10 pre-installed on Sun systems, among other methods. Use of the operating system is governed by the terms of the Software License Agreement (SLA).

In order to use the Solaris 10 Operating System for perpetual commercial use, each system running the Solaris 10 OS must have an entitlement to do so. The Entitlement Document is delivered to you either with a new Sun system, from Sun Services as part of your service agreement, or via e-mail when you register your systems through the Sun Download Center.

In addition, if you install the Solaris 10 OS on additional systems, you must register those systems to receive an additional Entitlement Document.

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Sun OpenSolaris (OSAMP) Drupal AMI VM


Sun have created a 32-bit AMI based on OpenSolaris 2008.05 (with packages updated to build 91).

Components included within this AMI are Drupal 6.4 (in pre-configured state), Apache 2.2 , PHP 5.2.6, MySQL 5.0.x, Memcached 1.2.5, phpMyAdmin, Dtrace probes and Sample Dtrace scripts.

This AMI is provided by Sun Microsystems and requires registration.



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Java SE for Business

Java SE 1.4 will reach End of Service Life (EOSL) in Oct 2008 so if you or your application still needs to use 1.4 you may need to purchase Java SE for Business instead !

Java SE for Business End User Site License    
$10 per employee     $11 per employee     $12.50 per employee

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Free OpenSolaris 2008.05 CD

OpenSolaris CDs are now free-libre-open and free-of-charge !

OpenSolaris 2008.05 for x86 is available to use free of charge and we can send you a CD at no extra cost.

The delivery time may vary depending on your location, so you should consider downloading the CD image if you have a fast Internet connection.

The OpenSolaris 2008.05 Live CD makes it simple to boot to a fully functional desktop environment, including Firefox and Thunderbird, without the need to install onto your system. After familiarizing yourself with the OpenSolaris environment, you can then choose to install it onto your disk.

Once installed, you can connect to the OpenSolaris Package Repository to install additional software at OpenOffice.org

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