太过分乐!

By , 2006年6月29日 3:06 上午

水果筐里面有两只蟠桃,我抱着清扬婉兮过去看。小人黑眼珠咕噜咕噜转,指着桃子说:
要,洗。

我于是拿着桃子去厨房洗,小人站在地上看,郑重地说:好好洗!

洗好了桃子交给她,小人欢天喜地的接过去抱着啃起来,没过多久手里就只剩下桃核了。
人家走过来把核交给我,然后拉着我走到水果筐那里,指着剩下的那只桃子说:还要!

没过多久,另外一只桃子也只剩下核了。

呜呜呜,昨天傍晚一共就买了六只桃子。爸爸妈妈各吃了一只,咪咪吃了一只,现在,全
都没了。

我相信,这批桃子一定很好吃。 

Java ES 5 Beta 版评估

By , 2006年6月23日 4:44 下午

申请参与本次 Java ES 5 Beta 版评估计划

Java Enterprise System 小组很荣幸地宣布 Sun Java Enterprise System 2006Q4 Beta 版计划即将启动!

Beta 版计划日程安排

Beta 1 版开始时间:2006 年 7 月 19 日(仅限 Solaris 和 Linux)
Beta 2 版开始时间:2006 年 9 月 5 日 (仅限 HPUX 和 Windows)

我们希望我们的客户和合作伙伴不但愿意参加本次评估,而且愿意参加“正在进行”的客户认可度评估。本计划基于 Java Enterprise System 软件的第 5 个发行版本。Java Enterprise System 通过可预测的软件系统、系统化的方法以及简化的业务模型,降低了软件的复杂性和成本。该产品是 Solaris Enterprise System 的一部分。

此 Beta 版的重点在于全面提高产品质量并在整个 IT 部署生命周期中为客户提供支持。此次发行的核心主题是构建社区、实现与客户之间的联系以及 Solaris 的最优化。

客户享受到的益处

  • 提前试用 Java Enterprise System 发行版 5 Beta 版软件
  • 提前将客户的要求反馈给 Java Enterprise System 产品组。
  • 获得针对产品相关缺陷、增强功能以及问题的产品技术支持。

Beta 版申请者接受条件

Beta 版小组将审阅所有客户申请,并根据以下条件进行选择:

  • 申请者愿意对如下所述的某一主要功能进行评估。
  • 申请者愿意在完成 Beta 版评估后,成为“永久 Beta”参与者或 Java ES 推荐人。
  • 申请者能够在某个支持的平台上对产品进行评估。

支持的操作平台

  • SPARC 和 x64 上的 Solaris 10(安装了必需的修补程序)
  • SPARC 和 x86 上的 Solaris 9(安装了必需的修补程序)
  • x86 上的 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Enterprise Server(32 位)
  • x64 上的 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Enterprise Server(64 位)

Java ES 2006Q4 Beta 版的主要功能

  • Web Server 7.0
  • Directory Server 6.0
  • Portal Server 7.1
  • Solaris Containers:稀疏根区域支持
  • Trusted Solaris Extensions 支持
  • Sun Cluster Geographic Edition
  • Java ES Monitoring

Beta 版计划要求

  • 申请者同意在接收 Beta 版软件之前签署一份“预发行软件评估协议”。
  • 申请者必须愿意在收到软件后的五个工作日内安装软件,并提供安装报告。
  • 申请者同意在整个计划过程中提交周报,并在评估结束时完成一份最终的调查报告。
  • 申请者同意在 Beta 版计划实施期间,连续使用 Java Enterprise System 软件。
  • 申请者同意通过本计划指定的支持渠道报告问题。

更多信息
要了解有关 Sun Java Enterprise System 的更多信息,请访问:http://sun.com/javaenterprisesystem

如果您对 Solaris Enterprise System Beta 版计划有任何疑问,请联系:Eric Redmond

Eric Redmond
Solaris Enterprise System, Beta Program Manager

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
17 Network Circle
Menlo Park, CA 94025
电话:+1 650 786 5550

电子邮件:Eric.Redmond@Sun.COM


申请参与本次 Java ES 5 Beta 版评估计划

你快?我慢?

By , 2006年6月19日 4:45 下午

James Bai的Blog上,有一些用户追问NetBeans和Eclipse的快慢问题,不小心又八卦了一把,抄录如下。

IDE — 尤其是Java的IDE — 的快慢,是一个用户体验上的概念,很难用benchmark数据来说明。一般来说我们在评价一个IDE的快慢的时候,通常是指如下几个参数:(1)启动速度,(2)键盘鼠标的反应速度,和(3)编译、执行、调试过程的快慢。

Eclipse 启动的快慢跟装载插件的数量有很大的关系,而不同的开发人员(例如说SE, EE, ME)工作中所需要的插件是不一样的,因此使用Eclipse的开发人员对Eclipse启动过程的体验是很不一样的。而NetBeans缺省地集成了大 部分SE, EE, ME的常用插件,因此其启动过程相对较长 — Eclipse的拥护者可以把这当作是NetBeans比Eclipse更慢的证据,但是这个证据只在这种功能极不对等的情况下有效。在装载了开发SE, EE, ME所需的大部分常用插件之后,如上证据就不再有效甚至是变成反面证据了 — 不过为了公平起见,我必须说很难对NetBeans/Eclipse的启动过程进行量化的比较。

如 果追溯到源头的话,NetBeans/Eclipse的启动速度之争,基本上就等价于SWING/AWT和SWT之间的快慢之争了。目前尚未见到 SWING/AWT和SWT之间的性能比较数据,但是常见的观点是SWING/AWT在多个操作系统上(Windows, Linux)的性能基本上是一致的,而SWT在Linux上的性能明显要远差于在Windows上的性能。这个差异可以通过在不同的操作系统上第一次启动 Eclipse/NetBeans的时间长短上看出来 — 在同样硬件配置的情况下,在Windows/Linux上第一次启动NetBeans所需要的时间是相当的,而在Linux上第一次启动Eclipse所 需要的时间则明显比在Windows上第一次启动Eclipse所需要的时间更长。

不 过,在大多数的工程实践中,IDE的启动时间只占工作时间中很小的一部分 — 即使你需要频繁地启动IDE,由于Java应用程序在第二次启动的时候往往比第一次启动要快很多,不管是Eclipse还是NetBeans都能够在很短 的时间内完成启动过程 — 所以这种启动速度的快慢并没有实质性的意义。

在 键盘鼠标反应速度方面,在我们还在使用JDK 1.3的时代,SWING/AWT在Windows平台上的表现确实比SWT的表现要差。同理,在NetBeans 3.5的年代,NetBeans的键盘鼠标反应速度都比Eclipse要逊色很多。但是,目前SWING/AWT的性能已经比以往有了大幅度的提高,在 Windows平台上SWING/AWT和SWT之间的性能差异几乎是微乎其微,因此最新版本的NetBeans和Eclipse在Windows平台上 的键盘鼠标反应速度上基本上没有明显的区别。不过,如果你使用Linux操作系统作为开发平台的话,NetBeans的键盘鼠标反应速度则明显要优于 Eclipse。

在 撇除了键盘鼠标的响应速度之外,IDE在编译、执行、调试环节的性能,取决于底层虚拟机的性能。在通常情况下,NetBeans缺省地使用Sun 公司的虚拟机,而Eclipse可以在多个虚拟机之间进行选择(比较常见的情况是使用J9)。Java虚拟机的性能是一个比较复杂的问题,已经远远超出了 我个人的见识范围,因此不打算进行任何评论。唯一可以确定的一点是,在使用相同的虚拟机的情况下,Eclipse和NetBeans在编译、执行和调试时 候的性能应该是近似的 — 如果一定要说有不同的话,那就是他们在启动虚拟机的时候使用参数的不同导致了某些细微的差别。

说了半天,仍然要归结到我们最开始的那句话上 — IDE的快慢是一个用户体验的问题,需要你自己去体会。除非你使用的是Linux,在那里NetBeans明确无误地是比Eclipse更好的选择。

不过,作为一个从Eclipse “叛变”过来的NetBeans用户,我确实非常喜欢Sun 中国技术社区在NetBeans下载页面上的那句话:一旦试用,便再也不会放弃。

跟电视告别

By , 2006年6月18日 10:58 下午

今天我们真的跟电视告别啦。十分钟之前,电视还在我们家的桌子上放着,不过现在
已经被两位不知道叫什么名字的同学扛走了。如果我们还想看电视的话,除非是再买
一台了。

把电视给干掉的念头,其实早就有了。这玩意总共好几十个台却没有一个好节目,不
是天天说和谐社会就是播广告,不开嘛放在那里又占地方,开了嘛费电还热得要命。
更不爽的是,清扬婉兮总是在我们看电视的时候跑过来凑热闹,不让她看吧还哇哇乱
叫,一幅特不高兴的样子。所以我们要看电视,就只好等到清扬婉兮爬上床睡着之后
才能够看 — 这时候能够看的就只有韩剧了。韩剧这玩意,总是要到十二点之后才结
束,并且一集接一集的根本就没有完结的意思,而清扬婉兮早上五点半左右就要起床
了,害得我和咪咪严重睡眠不足。

今天,终于下定决心了。十一点的时候在饭米粒版(那人多啊,又是我们家轻快姐姐
的地盘,方便!)发了个帖子,说是要把电视送出去仅此一台先到先得,结果半个小
时以后我们家的桌子就空了,真快!

从今天开始,过有充足睡眠的生活。

PS,从今天开始,我们家咪咪彻底的成了三无人员:没有手机,没有电脑,还没有电
视。//admire

Solaris/OpenSolaris中文文档中心

By , 2006年6月13日 11:21 下午

为了进一步推广Solaris/OpenSolaris技术,Sun 公司正在组织力量将诸多文档翻译为中文,以方便中国地区技术人员学习和使用。这些中文版的Solaris/OpenSolaris文档,将逐步通过Sun 中国技术社区向开发人员提供。

网址:http://gceclub.sun.com.cn/chinese_solaris_docs.html

发布时间 文 档内容
2005/12/25 Sun 中国技术社区Wiki系统

Sun 中国技术社区Wiki系统的主要目的就是为OpenSolaris和Solaris的用户、管理员、开发者提供一个开放和协作的空间。该系统所提供的文档 是由Sun 中国工程研究院的工程师不断更新的。

资源:

项目:

2005/06/09 Solaris设备驱动教程 (Solaris Device Driver Tutorial)

本设备驱动教程是一本实际操作指南,介绍如何开发简单的 SolarisTM 操作系统(Solaris OS)驱动程序。设备驱动教程 还阐述了设备驱动程序在 Solaris 操作系统中的工作原理。本书与 Writing Device Drivers 配套。Writing Device Drivers 是一个详尽的参考文档,对多种设备和驱动程序进行了讨论。设备驱动教程探讨了完整的驱动程序,但没有对所有驱动程序类型进行全面分析。设备驱动教程 中的很多地方都引用了 Writing Device Drivers 及其他书籍的内容,以提供更详细的信息。需要开发、安装和配置 Solaris 操作系统设备驱动程序者,以及需要维护现有驱动程序或为现有的 Solaris 操作系统驱动程序添加新功能者,都应阅读本书。本书提供的内核方面的信息也有助于诊断和排除在安装或配置 Solaris 系统时遇到的问题。

2006/03/09 Linux 到Solaris 10操作系统迁移指南 (Linux to Solaris 10 Operating System Porting Guide)

本文的目标在于为读者提供指南,帮助读者解决将基于Linux的应用程序迁移到SolarisTM 10操作系统时可能遇到的问题。通过使用支持信息,我们还讨论了两种环境在操作系统功能、架构、系统调用和应用程序开发环境方面的优缺点。此外,我们还提 供了一些有关Sun提供的对迁移活动非常有用的工具的信息。

2006/06/16
2006/07/14
  • System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
  • System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
  • System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones
  • Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide
2006/08/11
  • System Administration Guide: IP Services
  • System Administration Guide: Network Services
2006/09/15
  • System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
  • System Administration Guide: Security Services
  • System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems
2006/10/12
  • Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual
  • Solaris Volume Manager Administration Guide
  • Solaris ZFS Administration Guide
  • Introduction to the Solaris Development Environment
  • Linker and Libraries Guide
  • Multithreaded Programming Guide
2006/11/10
  • Programming Interfaces Guide
  • Solaris 10 Resource Manager Developer’s Guide
  • Solaris 64-bit Developer’s Guide
  • Solaris Modular Debugger Guide
  • Solaris Security for Developers Guide
  • Writing Device Drivers

Solaris/OpenSolaris 文档中文版相关论坛

为了保证Solaris/OpenSolaris文档中文版的翻译质量,Sun 中国技术社区专门开设了Solaris/OpenSolaris文档中文版相关论坛。欢迎所有正在学习和使用Solaris/OpenSolaris技术 的人员到该论坛为此次Solaris/OpenSolaris 文档中文版的翻译工作提出您的意见和建议。Sun 公司将有专门的工程师在该论坛回答您有关Solaris/OpenSolaris文档中文版的问题,并在最短时间内将您的意见和建议反馈给我们的翻译团 队。进 入论 坛

SUN 中国公司对此次活动拥有变更权利和最终解释权。

2006 高校Java课程暑期教学研修班

By , 2006年6月12日 11:22 下午
当前许多高校已开设(或准备开设)Java程序设计课 程,该课程已成为高校计算机基础教学的骨干课程之一。在教育部计算机基础课程教学指导委员会制定的白皮书中,Java课程也被列为核心课程。为了促进 Java课程的建设与改革,并为广大教师提供更深入的教学指导、更丰富的教学资源以及更理想的教学软件与工具,推进Java技术和NetBeans开发工 具的实际应用,教育部计算机基础课程教学指导委员会与Sun 公司于2005年8 月份在清华大学联合举办了“2005高校Java课程暑期教学研修班”,取得了良好的效果。


2006年暑期,Sun 公司将再次与多家单位合作,在北京、杭州、贵阳、西安、大连等5 所城市分别举办“2006高校Java课程暑期教学研修班”。本次研修班依托Sun 中国工程研究院在Java领域的雄厚基础,邀请在Java开发领域具有丰富经验丰富的工程师对Java技术的发展动向进行介绍。借助合作单位提供的计算设 施,此次研修班将理论讲解与上机训练相结合,通过实际的软件开发训练确保参加研修班的老师深入理解Java技术,掌握最新的开发工具,从而能够在短期内开 出Java课程,或在已有的开课基础上进一步提高课程的教学水平。


2006高校Java课程暑期教学研修班”的具体安排如下:

主办:


太阳计算机系统(中国)有限公司


协办:

北京.北京邮电大学
杭州.浙江大学
贵阳.贵州大学
西安.西安交通大学
大连.大连理工大学


时间:

2006年07月31日 — 2006年08月04日 (北京,杭州,大连)
2006年08月14日 — 2006年08月18日 (贵阳,西安)


费用:

所有教师的住宿饮食费用由Sun 公司统一提供
所有教师的培训资料费用由Sun 公司统一提供
所有教师的往返交通费用自理(建议由教师所在单位报销)


认证:

研修结束后对所有参加研修班的教师进行考试,通过考试的教师 将获得Sun 公司颁发的培训证书。


纪律:

作为一项教师培训活动,要求参加研修班的 所有教师在学习期间不迟到、不早退、不请假,共同维护教学秩序。


赠品:

所有参加此次研修班的教师都可以获得如下赠品:
Sun 公司研发的Solaris 10 Update 1操作系统DVD 安装盘(x86/x64平台)
Sun 公司开发工具大全DVD 安装盘 (可以安装在Solaris, Linux, Windows, MaxOS等多种操作系统上)
电子工业出版社出版的《Solaris 10红宝书》
机械工业出版社出版的《NetBeans 4.1 中文版用户指南》
T-Shirt一件
Java Duke 毛绒玩具一只


报名:

欢迎从事Java语言教学的第一线教师(或准备于2006年 秋季学期开设此课程的教师)积极报名参加。所有7 所城市的培训内容完全一样,请您选择与您距离最近的城市报名。因名额所限,会务组将根据在线报名情况确定本次研修班的人选,所有入选的教师都会收到Sun 公司发出的的正式邀请函作为报到凭证。

如果您无法通过在线报名,可以通过010-85760688进行电话报名。

日 期 城 市 地 点 报 名
2006 年07月31日 — 2006年08月04日 北 京 北 京邮电大学 在 线报名
2006 年07月31日 — 2006年08月04日 杭 州 浙 江大学 在 线报名
2006 年07月31日 — 2006年08月04日 大 连 大 连理工大学 在 线报名
2006 年08月14日 — 2006年08月18日 贵 阳 贵 州大学 在 线报名
2006 年08月14日 — 2006年08月18日 西 安 西 安电子科技大学 在 线报名

日程:

时 间 活动安排
第一天 (星期一) 注册,安 排住宿
第二天 (星期二) 上午:

欢迎致词
Java技术的现状与未来

New Programming Features in Tiger (Java SE 5.0)
Concurrency
Mustung (Java SE 6.0)

下午:

NetBeans集成开发环境

Editor
Debugger
Profiler
Matisse

上机训练

Tiger New Features
Matisse
Profiler
第三天 (星期三) 上午:

Java EE技术
NetBeans对Java EE技术的支持
上机训练

Developing Java EE Web Applications
Web Services
EJB 3.0

下午:

NetBeans插件技术
上机训练

创建自己的NetBeans插件
第四天 (星期四) 上午:

教学总结
笔试
上机考试

下午:

Java教学研讨会

第五天 (星期五) 培训结束

Sun 中国技术社区对此次活动拥有变更权利和最终解释权。请您经常性的访问此次活动相关网页获 得最新的信息。

最近看的几本书

By , 2006年6月12日 1:51 上午

六月,北京的天竟然蓝了起来,而我最近也突发奇想要读些书了。这不,上个星期一
口气就把林语堂的《京华烟云》,丹.布朗的《达.芬奇密码》,还有冯友兰的《中国
哲学简史》给走马观花了一遍。看完了自己都觉得奇怪,为啥最近爱上看译本了呢?

《京华烟云》和《中国哲学简史》怎么看总不像是个译本,想来是因为作者本来就是
中国人的缘故,当然也要归功于译者的水平。《达芬奇密码》翻译的极烂,害得我一
边看还得一边想这个词那个词的英语原文到底是什么 — 但是作为一本供人消遣的流
行小说,给一些基本上不知道宗教为何物的人去翻译,烂简直是必然的。

喜欢姚老先生,更喜欢木兰。然而,总觉得还缺点什么,又一时想不起来。

冯先生在前面的几章里有一些关于科学与宗教的说法,我不是十分的同意。

《达芬奇密码》里面所讨论的问题,在阅读《死海古卷》的时候就已经比较熟悉。然
而用通俗小说的形式将这些新奇的观点介绍给那些喜爱八卦更甚于喜爱宗教的人士,
不失为一种有效的方法。

有空的时候,该写点读后感了。

Sun 公司计划在全球范围裁员5000人

By , 2006年6月1日 4:03 下午

刚刚起床,就是收到大老板的电子邮件啦。要是我被裁了,我就带上老婆孩子到丽江休假去。

Understanding the Changes We’re Driving

Please see the Safe Harbor Statement at the bottom of this page.By now you’ve all seen the press release we issued today, outlining a plan approved by Sun’s board of directors – in which we’ll be lowering cost, accelerating profitability, and as a part of both, implementing a workforce reduction of up to 5,000 employees. At the outset, I know these changes will be tough for many employees, but I’m also convinced they’ll yield a more valuable company for customers, shareholders and our remaining employees, one that’s leaner and more efficient.

We’ve also provided insight into Sun’s operating income goals for 2007, and a framework for thinking about our performance beyond that point. We’ve also changed elements of our corporate governance – these actions are designed to make Sun a more transparent organization, and one more responsive to long-term shareholders, and simpler to understand.

I’d like to review the thought processes that led to these decisions, and provide color on our going forward market focus and R&D priorities.

Just after last quarter’s earnings call, I initiated a top to bottom review of our markets, our R&D portfolio, and our overall corporate resourcing. You’ve already seen management and organizational changes resulting from that work, reported in the past few weeks.

At a top level, these reviews were focused on simplifying Sun – making choices to clarify our priorities, speed up our progress, and drive the transparency that gives all of you more insight into where we’re headed. It’s been similar actions, over the years, that have enabled us to expand gross margins and deliver top line growth. But these are all points along a path, a path we’re now accelerating.

So first, I’ll address Sun’s market focus.

Our industry is littered with companies that try to be all things to all people. That’s not Sun.

In my first 30 days as CEO, I’ve spent a great deal of time with leaders from among our global customers – and having just completed our most successful JavaOne conference ever, with our most strategic constituency, the Java and Solaris developer communities.

I’ve heard a consistent message – the internet’s growing at an incredible rate – and for many of our customers, the network has become core to how they engage their markets and create competitive advantage. Those are our key customers, those that see network computing as a vital element of their strategy, those pushing the limits of scale and load, and those that see IT innovation as anything but a cost center.

As we began nearly two years ago, we will continue to simplify our coverage models, adding expertise where we can grow value and share. As you’ve seen in Gartner Dataquest’s recent Worldwide Server report, Sun did just this, gaining share with both UltraSPARC systems and x64 systems against our leading competitor/partners. We absolutely believe we can continue to grow as we focus our field and partnering resources on the right opportunities.

We will focus on those companies, from startups to global players, that see network computing as their principal route to market, principal vehicle to differentiate, and principal competitive weapon. We expect to focus our coverage in these accounts, while streamlining our efforts to extend our coverage with the world’s most attractive partner community. And to be clear, we are adding coverage and technical specialists, while continuing to reduce redundant or duplicative functions. The market isn’t shrinking, nor will our field presence, channel focus or partnering efforts.

Next, I’d like to focus on our research and development priorities.

As many of you are aware, Sun has one of the strongest R&D organizations in the world – one we’ve sustained while our competitors have cut – leaving us with an operating system and microprocessor platform which makes our competitors begin to appear as partners. We have some demonstrable technology advantages… energy efficiency, operating systems innovation, dramatic gains in developer adoption. That’s certainly the cornerstone of our recovery.

And with those assets, we serve two constituencies – developers, who create content for the network, and deployers, who purchase and operate software and hardware infrastructure in the world’s datacenters. I will continue to stress that revenue for Sun is a lagging indicator of the adoption of our core developer platforms – both of which we are reinforcing with today’s actions.

We will decrease some non-core R&D, and specifically duplicative or redundant infrastructure and management processes, but we are expecting to increase our focus on developers, and on investments in Java innovation, and the open source Solaris operating system. The adoption of those technologies will continue to define large revenue opportunities for us in companies like eBay, Motorola, General Motors and American Express – all of whom, by making decisions long ago to leverage Java and Solaris, have become very significant customers – in software, in systems, in storage and services.

As the world’s largest free and open source company, we expect to monetize a portion of what we freely distribute through service and support contracts, along with traditional software licensing; and through volume as well as enterprise systems and storage sales. We expect the internet marketplace to grow, and we expect our core intellectual property, for developers and deployers, to give us a significant competitive advantage against those without comparable assets. Simplicity, scale, automation and security will continue to be our differentiators.

You will see in today’s actions that we will be simplifying our product line, and reducing duplicative R&D – to help you interpret that, we will build all products at Sun from Java, Solaris, StorageTek and from our newly unified SPARC and x64 SunFire platforms. I’d like to briefly point to three products that represent the future of such systems innovations. The recently unveiled Niagara servers, the StorageTek Titanium archive platform; and lastly, an upcoming extension to our NAS offerings, code named Thumper.

Having anticipated today’s datacenter focus on green computing, Sun began investing years ago in energy efficiency – as a result, our Niagara servers now operate at less than half to a fifth the power draw of our competition (potentially qualifying our customers for carbon credits). As I mentioned earlier, many of you saw the share gains Gartner reported for Sun last week – we believe we can continue to grow share, having recently taped out an even more energy efficient follow on to Niagara – we are adding support for Linux and BSD operating systems on our SPARC platforms, opening new markets for the same platform investment supporting Solaris, leveraging the same R&D over a broader opportunity.

Secondly, the StorageTek T10000 is the highest scale and security archive offering in the marketplace – it’s leveraged by an array of customers, from governments to on-line portals, and many of the world’s largest institutions. But you’ve all heard disaster stories from banks or media companies that have “lost their tapes,” revealing what was supposed to be protected consumer information. As a part of Sun, we were able to leverage our systems innovation to add high security encryption to these systems, largely eliminating the risk of losing data. Integrating our StorageTek platforms with Sun’s market leading Solaris and Java Enterprise offerings allows us to solve a spectrum of business problems our storage only competitors cannot. This innovation was a matter of linking existing technologies – and will be a focus area while we reduce other proprietary approaches. And again, StorageTek systems will be built atop SunFire servers running Solaris, while maintaining their mainframe heritage and interoperability. Leveraging the same R&D over a broader opportunity.

Finally, and arguably the best example of the alignment of Sun’s systems innovation is a project we’ll be announcing in late June – code name Thumper. Thumper is a SunFire server, running Solaris and its 128-bit ZFS file system, that packs 24 Terabytes of storage into a miniature package – allowing Solaris and Java applications to run directly on the storage device at breathtaking speed and price points. It’s a perfect example of combining our software and hardware expertise, with an existing supply chain, to deliver a broader market, greater margins, and new customers – leveraging common IP, over a broader opportunity. We’ll be announcing complete details at the end of June.

To repeat, we will be simplifying our product line, our supply chain, our development and management processes – while retaining a focus on open source innovation, horizontal scalability and security, and on service automation around our Network.com Grid. All while we continue to seamlessly interoperate with existing systems, from mainframes to Microsoft Windows.

As I stated above, we’ve improved gross margins over the past couple of years – we will seek to generate more value from our R&D going forward.

Finally, I’d like to leave you with a couple notes on Transparency and Business Focus

You will hear me and Sun’s Chief Financial Officer, Mike Lehman, begin to make projections of our going forward business – we have an increasing confidence in the stability of that business, and as we continue to see growth in our core developer offerings, we have increasing line of sight into new markets and customer opportunities. We will reflect that clarity and transparency to the best of our ability.

Today’s changes will result in a significant reduction in non-core or redundant R&D, field and corporate resourcing – with significant synergies arising from the acceleration of acquisition integrations into Sun. Again, we expect these changes to have little to no impact on customers, and instead to create more opportunities for business partners and suppliers to join with Sun in serving the global market.

We have believed for the 24 years of our existence in a singular vision – the network is the computer. That vision remains unchanged, and if anything, today’s refinements to our market focus, our R&D portfolio, and to our overall business model, drive us even closer to fulfilling it.

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Safe Harbor Statement

This blog contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding the future results and performance of Sun Microsystems, Inc., including statements regarding Sun’s growth plan, Sun’s return to profitability, future growth, areas of future investment, the competitive advantage that results from Sun’s intellectual property and the monetization of such intellectual property, the attributes of and benefits to be derived from future products, continued gains in market share and synergies to be derived from acquisition integrations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those predicted in any such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in Sun’s projections and forward-looking statements include: failure to achieve expected cost savings within the expected time frames; increased competition; failure to rapidly and successfully develop and introduce new products; Sun’s reliance on single-source suppliers; risks associated with Sun’s ability to purchase a sufficient amount of components to meet demand; inventory risks; risks associated with Sun’s international customers and operations; delays in product development or customer acceptance and implementation of new products and technologies; Sun’s dependence on significant customers and specific industries; Sun’s dependence on channel partners; risks associated with Sun’s tape products; and failure to successfully integrate acquired companies. Please also refer to Sun’s periodic reports that are filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Sun’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 and Sun’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended September 25, 2005, December 25, 2005 and March 26, 2006. Sun assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.

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