Sun Microsystems has announced new support subscriptions and enhanced GUIs for its Solaris Express Developer Edition software, the free quarterly release of the Solaris operating system. The idea is to make the product easier for developers to install and use.
Sun Studio 12 compilers and the NetBeans 5.5 IDE will also be featured in the Solaris Express Developer Edition 9/07 software, says Dan Roberts, director of marketing for Solaris and OpenSolaris.
Another new feature of Solaris Express Developer Edition software is D-Light, a new GUI front-end tool to Sun's dynamic tracing technology, known as DTrace. Roberts said D-Light brings the advantages of DTrace's system-level performance measurement capabilities to a much wider developer audience.
Moreover, D-Light provides an extensible library of profiling technology to help users quickly profile and peer into the runtime behavior of a program.
Other enhancements to the Developer Edition include new wireless drivers and support for Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, the chip maker's power management architecture.
Does Solaris or OpenSolaris play a role in your company's IT setup? What do you use Solaris for?
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