Sun Microsystems has released Sun Java Studio, a visual development environment and the company’s first product to be released under a new subscription model as part of the Sun Developer Network program. Users will receive Java Studio Creator for free when they purchase a Sun Developer Network Standard subscription, priced at US$99 per developer per year. Java Studio Creator is currently available on the Solaris, Windows and Linux platforms. However, Sun has announced support for the Mac OS X platform, and the availability of the Early Access release of the Mac version. As part of a special promotion, Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X will be made available via free download under a Sun Developer Network subscription that is included with the purchase of an Apple 15- or 17-inch PowerBook.