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Feeling the Open Source Love

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Last week, Sun let loose another open source bombshell when it announced it would be distributing Java Enterprise System, Sun N1 Management software, and available Sun developer tools free-of-charge and under an open source license.

This week, Sun embraced open source even further at its NC Q405 event in New York City on Tuesday. We always enjoy Sun's quarterly networking event.

As expected, the systems vendor unveiled the first two servers to be powered by its UltraSPARC T1 CoolThreads processor, the T1000 and T2000.

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