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Sun Microsystems Donates AMD Workstation to South Africa
By Endonesia
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SAN FRANCISCO, PRNewswire-FirstCall -- Join Sun's Open Source Community and the Shuttleworth Foundation as they build a Freedom Toaster for Khayelitsha and other townships in South Africa.

Who:
Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer, Sun Microsystems

When:
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 7 - 8:30 p.m. PT

Where:
JavaOne 2006, Moscone Convention Center, Room 123, San Francisco

Register: http://freedomtoaster.gobof.org/

ackground:

Sun is donating three Sun Ultra(TM) 20 Workstations powered by AMD Opteron(TM) processors to be loaded into Freedom Toaster kiosks in Khayelitsha and other townships in South Africa. The kiosks, powered by Sun Ultra 20 Workstations, will be built at JavaOne 2006 and will include free versions of the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), OpenSolaris(TM) and Linux operating systems, compilers, Java(TM) development tools, and several Java technology- based free and open source software applications packaged for the first time for delivery worldwide through Freedom Toasters.

''Sun's donation of workstations and engineering effort is evidence of our commitment to the Participation Age and bridging the digital divide, especially through participation in free and open source software communities,'' said Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Open Source Officer. ''Sun's Ultra 20 Workstations powered by AMD Opteron processors provide blazing x64 performance, allowing Freedom Toaster users to smoothly navigate the application and easily burn CDs of the free and open source software they need.''

More information about Sun's open source initiatives is available at: http://www.sun.com/software/opensource/. For additional information on the Sun Ultra Workstations, please visit: http://www.sun.com/workstations. For more information about the Freedom Toaster project, visit: http://www.freedomtoaster.org/.





 
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