By chhandomay on Jan 28, 2010
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|Today we announced
the availability of the Solaris
10 10/09 Operating System. In this update, Solaris 10 has been
extended with new performance and power efficiency enhancements, more
streamlined management of system installations, updates and fixes, new
updates for ZFS and advancements to further leverage the functionality
of the latest SPARC(R) and x86 based systems.
I talked with Larry Wake, Group Marketing Manager, Solaris Software, about what is new and exciting in this Solaris 10 10/09 update. Listen to the short podcast for the details.
VirtualBox 3.0 -- a major revision to our high performance,
cross-platform virtualization software. VirtualBox 3.0 introduces the
capability to create and run multi-processor virtual machines that can
handle heavyweight server-class workloads. It also delivers enhanced
graphics support for desktop-class workloads.
VirtualBox software has been rapidly growing in popularity, surpassing 14.5 million downloads worldwide and 4 million registrations since October 2007, with in excess of 25,000 downloads a day. A mere 50 megabyte download, VirtualBox software is incredibly compact and efficient and installs in less than five minutes.
Andy Hall, Senior Product Manager of VirtualBox, joined me to discuss the updates in this release. Listen to the short segment below for an insider's insight about the product.
Yours Truly, Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson at the JavaOne Radio Booth
This year at JavaOne, I hosted couple of segments in our JavaOne Radio. The picture above is from one of the JavaFX book sessions -- authors Gail and Paul Anderson were talking about JavaFX and their new book. I had another discussion with authors Eric Bruno and Jim Clarke on JavaFX and the book "JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications." Check these and other good JavaFX books (like this one) if you are planning to learn about JavaFX. The JavaOne Radio segments are below.
I have to admit that the most cool thing I saw at JavaOne 2009 had nothing to do with software though -- it was a plug adapter-sized "computer." It was suprising (to me) to see how much compute power and memory these guys had put in such a small form factor. It was fun talking with the "plug computer" guys at the show. (And the BlogTalkRadio stats show that it was one of the highest listened to segments as well.)
the Java Store, a powerful
distribution channel for developers
to directly connect with the more than 800 million desktop Java
technology users worldwide.
John Muhlner, Group Marketing Manager for the Java Content Deployment team, joined Sun News radio to give us the details about this exciting opportunity for developers to reach customers and drive additional revenue opportunities through the sale of innovative new content.
news, today we also released
the latest updates of the JavaFX
and Java Platform Standard
Edition. The JavaFX platform provides a
unified development and deployment model for building expressive, rich
Internet applications across browsers, desktops, mobile devices and
Param Singh, Senior Director of Java Marketing, talked about JavaFX 1.2, JavaSE 6 Update 14, JavaFX TV and much more in this episode of Sun News Radio.
|I recently did two Sun News
In the first one, David Simmons, Director of Sun's mid-market business, discussed the Open Archive Solution that leverages the power of Open Storage and provides a flexible, cost-effective archiving solution for mid-sized businesses.
In the second one, Subodh Bapat, Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of Sustainability Office at Sun, joined me to discuss EPA's announcement of Energy Star ratings for servers.
Check out these short segments below.
announced MySQL 5.4 at the
seventh annual MySQL Conference and
The new version is designed to deliver up to 90% faster response times
and scalability. The InnoDB storage engine can now scale up to 16-way
x86 servers and 64-way CMT servers.
|Robin Schumacher, Director of
Product Management for MySQL, joined
me to discuss what is new and exciting in
MySQL 5.4. Listen to the short segment below for the details.