Tuesday, July 17, 2007

MPK20: Sun's Virtual Workplace

This is a upcoming project, yet to be released by Sun folks. MPK20 is a 3D virtual environment designed to enhance business collaboration

The MPK20 software is built on top of the Project Darkstar server infrastructure. Darkstar, a platform designed for massively multiplayer games, provides MPK20 with a scalable and secure multi-user infrastructure well-suited for enterprise-grade applications.

On any given day, over 50% of Sun's workforce is remote. MPK20 is a virtual 3D environment in which employees can accomplish their real work, share documents, and meet with colleagues using natural voice communication.

Just like on Sun's physical Menlo Park campus, known as "MPK," inhabitants of the virtual MPK20 office building can work together in planned meetings. Unlike the physical campus, however, in MPK20, the community can be built and maintained without the constraints of physical location.

Eager to know more information visit the project site


Sun Joins Online Gaming Craze

Sun guys speaking about its open source, online game server platform, Project Darkstar,which is written entirely in Java.

Virtualization from Sun Microsystems

Monday, July 16, 2007

Netbeans for Newbies - Starts from Introduction

Here is the basic flash demo who want to learn netbeans. FLASH DEMO Here are the latest features in Netbeans6.0!! Latest Features Other Flash Demos!! Latest Flash Demos Containing Best Features

Friday, July 13, 2007

7 year old cute girl implements Pet Store in Java

looking for some text explaining how she learned Java… D’Oh! hahahahah.. Ehehe ! Great idea.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Microsoft Surface - A Table Top

What is surface computing? Surface computing is a completely intuitive and liberating way to interact with digital content. It blurs the lines between the physical and virtual worlds. By using your hands or placing other unique everyday objects on the surface – such as an item you’re going to purchase at a retail store or a paint brush – you can interact with, share and collaborate like you’ve never done before. Imagine you’re out at a restaurant with friends and you each place your beverage on the table – and all kinds of information appears by your glass, such as wine pairings with a restaurant’s menu. Then, with the flick of your finger, you order dessert and split the bill. Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts If you would like to exprerience surface, here it is http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ Look at the video for a clean picture

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Interview with Jonathan Schwartz

You can see lot of good posts by posted by Jonathan himself (CEO and President of SUN MICROSYSTEMS) latest in the blog - Jonathan is interviewed by Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. Good to listen and understand, why sun is going for open source and how it is received by the IT world. "Will [technology] make a significant dent on global poverty by the year 2027?" Would like to know the answer, peep into his blog Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog

Apple's Leopard will use Sun's ZFS

Apple has clarified reports regarding the use of Sun's ZFS file system in Leopard, confirming that ZFS is present in the operating system but that Apple has not yet made it the default file system. Last week, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz said that Apple planned to announce a switch to ZFS as the basic file system for Mac OS X at its Worldwide Developers Conference. That announcement didn't arrive on Monday as part of the WWDC extravaganza, and then Information Week reported Monday that an Apple executive denied that ZFS was present in Leopard. The full story emerged on Tuesday: apparently the executive misspoke. Leopard will support two file systems, the HFS+ technology currently found in Mac OS X, as well as ZFS, a next-generation file system developed by Sun and unveiled in 2005. However, HFS+ will remain the default option. If you're familiar with the ins and outs of file system technology, you'll know the ramifications. If you don't, here's a quick and dirty explanation. File systems outline how information is stored on a computer. They are complicated beasts that generally are kept in place for years as operating systems change around them. Windows supports two file systems, the older FAT32 technology and the default NTFS technology, which has been around since the introduction of Windows NT in 1993. Apple's HFS+ was introduced with Mac OS 8.1. Adding ZFS to the mix basically means that you can take advantage of a number of features, like adding huge amounts of storage, that my colleague Declan McCullagh outlines here. At some point, Apple will likely make ZFS the default file system for Mac OS X, but Sun hasn't even gotten around to doing that yet for Solaris 10. These transitions can take years.