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Sun Announces Two Million Solaris 10 Licenses Distributed; Includes Open Source Application Server with Solaris to Further Accelerate Adoption

Sun Announces Two Million Solaris 10 Licenses Distributed; Includes Open Source Application Server with Solaris to Further Accel

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. , today announced that it has distributed more than two million registered licenses for the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System since the software became available on Jan. 31. These numbers coupled with a record number of visitors to the Sun website during the last six months highlight the incredible demand for the freely available OS. This uptake has also driven further interest in the project GlassFish(SM) open source effort -- whereby developers can participate in the open source community developing the latest version of Sun Java(TM) System Application Server PE 9.0.

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"The interest in Solaris 10 is exceptional -- we've seen on average more than 11,000 registrations per day," said Tom Goguen, vice president, Operating Platforms Group, Sun Microsystems. "And by open sourcing Solaris 10 and our Java System Application Server under the Common Development and Distribution License, Sun is enabling a new wave of innovation in the industry."

Solaris 10 is available as a free download at sun.com. It includes more than 180 of the most popular free and open source software packages such as the Sun Java(TM) Desktop System, GNU utilities and Perl and Python programming languages and the Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server, a powerful LDAP directory server and the Sun Java System Application Server, an open source Java(TM) EE certified application server based on Sun's GlassFish project.

Solaris 10 also ships with a copy of the Sun Java(TM) Enterprise System. This integrated suite of infrastructure software solutions is freely available to developers and can be deployed on any number of systems for $140/employee/year. This revolutionary new business model can significantly reduce procurement costs and simplify the deployment of enterprise software.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com. Subscribe to Sun newswire at http://sun.com/news.

NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java, GlassFish, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Terri Molini terri.molini@sun.com 408-404-4976

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

CONTACT: Terri Molini of Sun Microsystems, Inc., +1-408-404-4976, or
terri.molini@sun.com

Web site: http://sun.com/

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