First Products Released on Sun's New Download System


I am pleased to announce that last week we released the first few products on our new download system -- an important and exciting milestone! We will continue migrating products to the new system in a phased manner in order to gradually add load and reduce risks associated with such a large product migration. This process will culminate later this year with the release of our top product downloads such as Solaris Operating System and Java software

If you'd like to be among the first to try the new system, here are a couple of products that are live now.

Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool 1.2
(Note this product requires a Sun Online Account to download.)

J2SE(TM) Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2
Click on the "Download JRE" link (not the "Download JDK" link).

These are older product versions, again to reduce risk and start out conservatively. Yet our stats show we've already had quite a few downloads on the new system, and so far it's going well! If you give it a try, please feel free to leave me a comment about your experience. If you hit any questions or issues, please check out our updated FAQ, or try the new download customer support form to reach download customer service.

I'm going to claim the distinction of having done the first live download on the new system until someone proves otherwise -- it went live at 8:00 am PDT on October 17, and I completed my download at 8:02!


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I helped design, build, and manage download systems at Sun for many years. Recently I've focused on web eMarketing systems. Occasionally, I write about other interests, such as holography and jazz guitar. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyzel

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