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  • A New Years Gift from Sun Microsystems

    Sun Microsystems is handing out free DVDs of Solaris 10 OS for both x86 and SPARC platforms. The DVDs are enclosed in a beautiful DVD Jewell case and is shipped free of charge to the address of your choosing. This could be an easy way to try out Solaris 10 OS and learn more about this robust OS as this article indicates.
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    A link straight to the order form.
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    Thank you.
    Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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    • #3
      Am I being paranoid, or is the page lacking the 'HTTPS' ring of confidence, that SUN usually seems to employ?

      Plus, it's got a rather unusual 'www2.sun.de/... ' address...

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      • #4
        That is unusual. sun.de doesn't respond to whois. I'm not touching it.
        Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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        • #5
          Well seeing as the link provided to the order form came form Sun's own website, I see no problem with it.

          See: http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp

          It is in the second box on the right hand side, labeled Free Solaris Media Kit.

          Whois info for sun.de

          Domain data

          [17]Domain: sun.de
          [18]Latest update: 28.02.2006

          Domain holder

          The domain holder is DENIC's contractual partner and hence holds the
          material rights to the domain.

          [19]Domain holder: Sun Microsystems GmbH
          [20]Address: Sonnenallee 1
          [21]Postal code: 85551
          [22]City: Heimstetten
          [23]Country: DE

          Administrative contact

          The administrative contact (admin-c) is the natural person appointed by the
          domain holder to act as his/her authorized representative and who also has
          the duty towards DENIC of taking binding decisions in all matters concerning
          the domain sun.de.

          [24]Name: Andrea Carlevaro
          [25]Address: Sun Microsystems GmbH
          Sonnenallee 1
          [26]Postal code: 85551
          [27]City: Heimstetten
          [28]Country: DE

          Technical contact

          The technical contact (tech-c) supports the domain sun.de with respect to
          technical aspects.

          [29]Name: Sun Hostmaster
          [30]Organisation: Sun Microsystems Inc.
          [31]Address: 4150 Network Circle
          [32]Postal code: 95054
          [33]City: Santa Clara, CA
          [34]Country: US
          [35]Phone: +1 01 3032727000
          [36]Fax: +1 01 6503366623
          [37]E-mail: [email protected]

          Zone administrator

          The zone administrator (zone-c) supports the name servers of the domain
          sun.de.

          [38]Name: Jan Baumann
          [39]Address: cyberways Informationsdienste GmbH
          Sterzingerstr. 5
          [40]Postal code: 86165
          [41]City: Augsburg
          [42]Country: DE
          [43]Phone: +49 821 720420
          [44]Fax: +49 821 7204242
          [45]E-mail: [email protected]

          Technical data

          [46]Name server: ns1.sun.com.
          [47]Name server: ns2.sun.com.
          [48]Name server: ns7.sun.com.
          [49]Name server: ns8.sun.com.
          Last edited by redbeard; 01-13-2007, 02:59 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by redbeard
            Well seeing as the link provided to the order form came form Sun's own website, I see no problem with it.

            See: http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp

            It is in the second box on the right hand side, labeled Free Solaris Media Kit.
            I see what you mean.

            I couldn't find that, this morning. 'Tis curious though, quite unlike the rest of the site and seemingly based in Germany.

            I had the form all filled in and then had second thoughts, because I'm a bit paranoid about sending personal info over an insecure connection. I've no idea how the 'www2.' thing works, of course.

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            • #7
              I have to admit that after you pointed it out that I thought it was odd that it wasn't an https address like sun would normally use. Perhaps the reason they are offering it from a German server is that it contains encryption technology that would be illegal to export from the United States.
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              • #8
                Finaly my Solaris media kit arived. Three DVDs in a nice plastic case. The contents include Solaris for Sparc/X86/X86_64 and Sun Studio 11, Sun Java Studio Creator 2, Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 and Netbeans 5.0.

                Only took three months to get here, but better late than never eh?
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