Sun's EduSoft Portfolio Program Benefits More Than 1000 Schools

5/14/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) continues to set a standard for excellence in the academic community by providing software, training and support under the Sun Education Software (EduSoft) Portfolio program and the Sun Academic Initiative (SAI). Sun's EduSoft Portfolio program is a comprehensive software, support, and training offering that allows access to nearly 100 Sun software products with no-cost academic use licensing for education and research institutions. Sun also has helped universities and other non-profit institutions worldwide deliver cost-effective, standards-based learning solutions by providing low-cost and even no-cost curriculum, training and support services for EduSoft Portfolio through the Sun Academic Initiative (SAI).

More than 1,800 downloads of EduSoft Portfolio software from students, faculty, and staff at education institutions around the world who have gained access to software and individual licenses for various Sun products. Through the Sun Academic Initiative, Sun has provided curriculum, delivery infrastructure and program support of Sun technology to over 211 non-profit academic institutions globally.

Within less than three months since EduSoft Portfolio was announced, more than 75 institutions from 15 countries have signed up for the EduSoft media kit subscription, which provides students and faculty with unlimited use of Sun's EduSoft Portfolio products.

"Sun is providing the thought-leaders of tomorrow with the tools, technology and training they need to be successful today," said Kim Jones, vice president, Global Education and Research for Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Sun's goal of providing quality, cost-effective solutions to both the K-12 and higher education market is continuing to become more of a reality each day."

SAI Helps Institutions Provide Training on Leading Internet Technologies
Through the Sun Academic Initiative, Sun has provided curriculum, delivery infrastructure and program support of Sun technology to hundreds of non-profit academic institutions globally. Through the SAI, qualified institutions can deliver:

One of the institutions belonging to the SAI is the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado.

"The goal of our department is to give its students an 'advantage' as they progress in their careers," stated Dr. James H. Curry, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. "Clearly, knowledge of Sun technologies, especially the Java platform and the Solaris Operating Environment, provide such an advantage as they are key elements of leading network computing environments."

The SAI offers important benefits for students and learning institutions, such as:

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