Sun’s Project Looking Glass is a 3-D desktop environment for Linux, Windows, and Solaris. If you are interested in seeing what it offers but are not ready to install the packages directly on your system, you can still get a feel for the avant-garde interface with the just-released LG3D-LiveCD 3.0.
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Sun Microsystems took a new open source step last week, enlisting the outside world’s help in an attempt to create a brand-new programming language called Fortress.
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Maybe cats and dogs can live together, after all. Sources close to the matter revealed today that the Eclipse Foundation has joined the Java Community Process (JCP). A quick check of the JCP membership list reveals that the Foundation is listed as a member.
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The media kit is a fabulous DVD case consisting of three DVDs – a copy of Solaris 10 6/06 build operating system for the x64/x86 platform, a copy of Solaris 10 6/06 build operating system for the SPARC platform and finally a DVD containing Java software goodies which include Sun Studio 11, Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 and Netbeans ver 5.0.
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The Sun Microsystems marketing machine has been hard at work promoting its Solaris 10 operating system as of late, with special events for the press and analyst community. But market data suggests that it’s Linux — not Solaris — that Sun customers want.
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LG3D LiveCD 3.0, a bootable CD featuring the recently released version 1.0 or the Java-based 3D Desktop known as Project Looking Glass, is now available for download: “Finally LG3D LiveCD 3.0 has been released. Based on SLAX 5.1.8, this LG3D LiveCD 3.0 showcases Sun Microsystem’s stunning 3D desktop Project Looking Glass 3D (LG3D).
In November, Sun Microsystems moved to “open source” status for Java, after a decade of maintaining proprietary status for the portable programming language.
Specifically, Sun has placed Java into the public domain by putting it under GPL – an acronym for General Public License. What this means is that software programmers will have vastly increased freedom to develop programs based on Java and to develop modifications for the language itself.
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OpenVZ, virtualisation software that carves a single version of Linux into separate containers for different tasks, now is available for computers using Sun’s UltraSparc T1 processor.
SWsoft, which launched the open-source OpenVZ project and bases its proprietary Virtuozzo product on it, created the port in response to a request by Jonathan Kinney, a data systems specialist at Advantagecom Networks who supplied a server for the UltraSparc T1 “Niagara” work and who plans to use the software at his company. The software can be downloaded from the project website.
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