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Oracle Solaris 11 - Free to Oracle Academy Students!

Glynn Foster
Product Manager

We're thrilled to announce that Oracle Solaris 11 has been included in the Oracle Academy program! Students of institutions who have signed up to the Institutional Membership program (of which there are over 10,000+ world wide - see the online directory), will now have free access to the latest updates and security fixes for Oracle Solaris 11 and full support through My Oracle Support for educational or research purposes.

For anyone new to Oracle Solaris, we have a huge number of introductory and advanced articles on Oracle Technology Network that will help familiarize you with all the cool features of the platform, and get you up to speed on how to administer lifecycle management, virtualization, storage, networking and security. If you've had more experience on Linux to date, make sure to take a look at our Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Solaris hands on lab that will bring you through a number of exercises to get direct hands-on experience.

We also have a ton of resources for developers to get you up to speed in building the most optimized applications for the Oracle Solaris platform using the integrated developer environment Oracle Solaris Studio. This toolchain helps you develop better applications, find coding errors or memory leaks faster, or take advantage of powerful features in the new generation of SPARC systems using Silicon Secured Memory. Make sure to give Oracle Solaris Studio a spin with a hands on lab that shows you how to use the Code Analyzer and Performance Analyzer features.

Scott Lynn, Liane Praza and Bart Smaalders recorded an 'Ask the Experts' session especially for Oracle Academy students that you should make sure to watch. They'll go through why you should learn about Oracle Solaris, some of the new features that engineering are working for, and why the combination of Oracle Solaris and SPARC is hugely differentiating in the market with the innovative Software in Silicon feature set.

Check out the membership benefits, sign up and download now! Of course there's also a broad set of other Oracle software available, free online training and certifications to take advantage of. Expand your knowledge, develop your skills and kick start your career!

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