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Sun Microsystems announced that it will provide new software tools and expanded professional support to assist developers in building open-source storage solutions. With the new resources, Sun estimates the average developer will be able to set up an OpenSolaris server is about 10 minutes.

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Can you code 24 hours non-stop? Hackontest is a new Google-sponsored 24-hour programming competition between different open source projects.

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Microsoft has announced Open Source Interoperability Initiative. From the announcement press release : The Open Source Interoperability Initiative exists to foster more open engagement between Microsoft and open source communities. It will encompass a broad range of facilities, events, and resources supporting interoperability, including labs, plug fests, technical content and opportunities for ongoing cooperative development. […]

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Project Indiana is a new project to create an OpenSolaris binary distribution. This distribution will focus on providing a single CD install with the basic core operating system and desktop environment, with the opportunity of installing additional software off network repositories just like Ubuntu Linux. This is a new project from Sun. The main aim […]

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