Sun Advances Security for the Java SE Platform

Sun adds features to the Java platform’s existing security by announcing two new Java SE security features. These features strengthen Java as the most widely used and secure software platform. These two new features are “synchronized release of Java SE security fixes” and “advance customer notification of those releases”. Sun will begin delivering synchronized security releases of current and legacy versions of Java. Although user is recommended to use latest release of Java to get the latest features but now for those who works on older versions of Java platform have the opportunity to install synchronized updates of security fixes that are same as in the latest release. Sun also planned to provide advance notification of its Java SE security updates on the Sun Security Blog up to a week before its release. It will contain summarized information of the release and the expected time to release.

Microsoft and Sun Expand
Strategic Alliance

The online service will be available globally 24 × 7 to all members of Sony Ericsson Developer World. This online service enables developers to test remotely the pre-commercial mobile phones, released by the company (like 2007 phones) and will help in developing the perfect application for these new phones. Now, developers will no longer need to invest in device labs, shipping of phones, updating firmware or be physically present on an operator’s network. Exchange Server and Microsoft Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Edition. Our customers will have an additional choice of Windows Server OEM partners with Sun”. Both jointly announced this news during a press conference on September 12, 2007.


Linux, Java entertain in flight

Now in-flight entertainment system used in corporate jets will use Java software on the Aonix PERC Ultra virtual machine on top of MontaVista Software’s Mobilinux operating system and the Freescale i.MX31 multimedia applications processor. Aonix is the provider of the PERC product line for embedded and realtime Java developers. Aonix announced in the “Embedded Systems Conference”, Boston on 18 September that PERC has been selected to be used in-flight systems.

PERC Ultra is a virtual machine and toolset for embedded and real-time systems supporting J2SE. It supports J2SE efficiently and maintains integrity, performance or real-time behavior. Support for Java 5 SE was an important factor to choose PERC Ultra as best Java solution candidate because it offers required capabilities for OpenGL and OSGi. PERC offers AOT and JIT compilation, remote debug support, deterministic garbage collection, standard graphics and extended commercial RTOS support

Freescale and Sun Microsystem exploring new embedded market

Freescale Semiconductor Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets is planning to drive Java® Technology deeper into embedded markets with Sun Microsystem. Their joint effort will provide implementation of Java SE for embedded that is optimized to leverage the outstanding hardware acceleration, gigahertz performance, and ultra-low power capabilities of the PowerQUICC III processor family. This implementation is designed for high-

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