Will Sun buy Apple?
- Apple chairman A.C. (Mike) Markkula said his company was not for sale.
Latest reports suggest Sun has no firm offer on the table.
Users we talked to think Sun would be a dandy
The Internet Toaster
- Alluring Java Internet terminal idea meets skepticism from PC,
X-terminal makers. Is this a dumb idea -- or will it turn PCs into
Internet Toaster: And the readers say: Yes!
- Our survey of SunWorld Online readers yielded strong, even
impassioned, response -- and surprisingly robust support for
the whole idea of an Internet Terminal. We present the survey
results at mid-month. Also,
4GL's becoming Web savvy
- Integrating Web with traditional database applications
is becoming a hot topic for database tool makers.
Workstations sales in 1995: Sun dominates again
- Two of every five workstations sold in 1995 sport Sun labels. SMCC's
40 percent share of units shipped is nearly double HP's share; SGI
continues rapid growth, but still has a less than 10 percent slice.
Why Oracle licensed Solaris X86
- Oracle will bundle Solaris 2.5 with its new InterOffice Suite
-- a business server for branch office automation, application
deployment, and remote management.
Developers pledge support for UltraSPARC
- We list products optimized for UltraSPARC and Solaris 2.5.
- New products
- If it runs on, plugs into, or talks to Sun/SPARC/Solaris, it's here,
in the industry's most comprehensive and timely new-product
Internet future article mentioned in EE Times
- Larry Lange of the EE Times talks about this story
in his "Sun Micro posts bright future for the Internet" dated
January 2, 1996.
by D. Brent Chapman and Elizabeth D. Zwicky.
- Here's a practical guide on how to protect your networks.
(8,000 words including two sidebars)
Easing administrative duties with CacheFS and AutoClient
by Brian Wong.
- Can you manage remote client workstations and still deliver good
performance? Yes -- with the new CacheFS and AutoClient features of
by Rinaldo DiGiorgio.
- Laying out buttons and other GUI components can be easy if you use
Java's built-in layout managers. The cocky may even try writing their
own. (A few gratuitous applets have been thrown in for good
Firewalls in many flavors
by Peter Galvin.
- An informal guide to today's most popular firewalls, including
their strengths and weaknessas, and where to find them. You
can roll your own, but after reading this you may not want to.
Curing remote-access security ailments
by Hal Stern.
- ssh, the secure shell, can create a moderately secure
- Performance Q&A:
Solaris 2's tunable kernel parameters.
by Adrian Cockcroft.
- Tuning the kernel ain't easy. This column identifies and explains
the variables that are safe to tune.
The world in a (single!) box
by Rawn Shah.
- Operating environment software emulation brings PC and Mac
operability to your Unix-based desktop.
Tools to meld the Web & relational databases
by Bill Rosenblatt.
- Web-aware database development tools promise to make client/server
app deployment easier.
Organizing IT for success
by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson.
- Design an architecture, set some standards, then
sell, sell, sell!
- Career Advisor:
Security a booming career? You bet!
by Edgar Saadi.
- The rise of the Internet has made security expertise more
marketable than ever.
Tuning Unix for Web service
by Chuck Musciano.
- Focus attention on network performance, making sure your OS can
handle the volume of connections you expect.
From the publisher:
Java and the Internet PC
by Michael McCarthy.
- Before you make up you mind on the viability of the Internet Toaster,
Java terminal, Web PC, or whatever you call it, there are few things
you need to understand.