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Developers who sign up for subscriptions to the Java Enterprise Developer Promotion will receive Sun's Java Studio Enterprise development tools as well as a free AMD Opteron-based server plus support and services.
In a move likened to the cellular phone industry, Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced a promotion around its Java enterprise development platform where it will provide free hardware to developers who subscribe to the company's Java-based enterprise development tools.
Under the promotion announced Tuesday in San Francisco, Sun officials said developers who sign up for subscriptions to the Java Enterprise Developer Promotion will receive Sun's Java Studio Enterprise development tools as well as a free Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Opteron-based server along with support and services for a rate of $1,499 per year for three years.
Officials of Santa Clara, Calif., company said the promotion includes Sun's Java Studio Enterprise tools suite; Sun Studio compilers for C, C++ and Fortran development; the Solaris 9 operating system for x86; a Sun Fire V20z Server; support; and access to online information and forums.
The promotion is available now and will run through the end of June, Sun officials said.