Subscribers to Suns Java Tools Program to Get Free Opteron Workstation

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-06-25

Sun Microsystems Inc. Thursday said it will next week roll out a program to give a new Opteron-based Sun workstation to Java developers who sign on for a Sun tools subscription program.

Officials at the Santa Clara, Calif., systems maker said Sun will give a new Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Opteron-based w1100z workstation to developers who sign up for a three-year subscription to the Sun Java Studio Enterprise program, said John Fowler, executive vice president of Suns Network Systems Group.

Suns Java Studio Enterprise system is a complete environment for Java developers to develop, test and deploy applications, Sun officials said.

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John Fanelli, product director for Suns Network Systems Group, said, "Sun is committed to bring out a complete Opteron line."

The w1100z supports both Solaris for x86 and Linux operating systems, Fanelli said. "This allows the developer to have a single system with multiple development environments," he said.

"Theres a reason I moved over, and this promotion is just the beginning," said Fowler, who moved from Suns chief technology officer for software into his latest position. "Its not going to be obvious that were a pure hardware group."

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