Sun Information Available on Mosaic
Sun Welcomes Internet Users to Window Shop
New User-Friendly Format Gives Internet
Users Information About Sun on Demand
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- April 22, 1994 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today opened its own on-ramp to the Information Superhighway, unveiling its entire product line on the Internet in a multimedia, interactive format. Computer users can now access information about all Sun(R) products, services and related information simply by pointing and clicking the mouse button.
Sun's latest database is part of the World Wide Web, a global connection of Internet servers throughout the world that link documents with "hypertext." Using the Mosaic software application developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), users can simply point and click on a document and find related articles.
The world's leading supplier of RISC-based, UNIX(R) workstations, servers, operating environment, networking and related technology, Sun has been closely involved with the Internet for years. According to statistics, more than 70 percent of the applications for the Internet were developed using Sun technology.
All Sun SPARCstation(TM) and SPARCserver(TM) systems are shipped complete with Solaris(R), which includes the Internet networking protocols already installed. Since 1992, Sun has sponsored SunSITE(TM) databases and last year introduced SunSolve(TM), which can ship upgrades and fixes in software bugs direct to customers via the Internet.
"Most of Sun customers have been on-line with Sun via Internet for several years," said Anil Uberoi, Group Marketing Manager for Networking products at SMCC. "With our networking heritage, it's almost as intuitive for us to use Internet as the telephone, to communicate with our customers, suppliers and partners."
With this new capability, noted Uberoi, a much wider audience of Internet users will be able to find an even wider array of information about Sun.
Current Mosaic users can access information about Sun by using a search tool and typing in "Sun Microsystems," or entering the URL (Uniform Resource Locator), "http://www.sun.com," into their Mosaic viewer.
For more information on NCSA Mosaic, send electronic mail on the Internet to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to the Software Development Group, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 605 East Springfield, Ave., Champaign, Illinois, 61280.
Sun Microsystems, Inc., the exclusive computer supplier to the World Cup USA 1994, is the world's leading supplier of open client-server computing solutions. The company, founded in 1982 and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is a multibillion-dollar corporation doing business worldwide.
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