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Welcome to SunWorld! Read this page if you've never visited us before, or if you visit so many sites you've forgotten what we're up to. This is an electronic magazine published by IDG Communications, the world's largest publisher of computer-related information. Our sister titles include Macworld, PC World, and Computerworld, as well as 225 others.

The chuckleheads behind the HTML here are the editors who brought you SunWorld and Advanced Systems print magazines. Like a paper magazine, SunWorld includes news, columns, features, letters to the editor, reviews, and advertisements.

We are independent of Sun, and we write to make readers happy. You have plenty of opportunities to tell us how we are doing with that promise using the response forms after each story. Of course, you can always send us a message at too. This is your pulp-free, digitally fortified, all-electron, monthly magazine, so tell us how to serve you.

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If you want up-to-the-nanosecond news, turn on your radio or CNN. If you want insight into events and products that affect how you use SPARC and Solaris, read SunWorld's News section. We change the news every month, and update and post major news stories as they break.

For help in understanding the technology behind today's Unix-based, client/server world, look no further than SunWorld's Features.

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Our News department tells you what's hot, our New Products section tells your what's new, and our Features department tells you what's important. How does one apply what's learned? Turn to our Tech Expertise columns section.

We've got top-notch pros in the field covering security, system administration, client/server computing, PC connectivity, network management, software development, and running Unix systems as heavy-duty enterprise servers. For your personal career development, a recruiter answers reader questions about high-tech careers, and an industry insider reviews the latest business/techology books.

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