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[News] Sun Still Needs More Developers, More Markets, and More Focus

  • Subject: [News] Sun Still Needs More Developers, More Markets, and More Focus
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 21:16:06 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Sun seeks developer help to make Solaris ubiquitous

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| Sun Microsystems has ambitious plans for the commercial and open-source 
| versions of its Solaris operating system, hoping to achieve for Solaris the 
| kind of ubiquity already enjoyed by Java. To come close to reaching that 
| goal, Sun needs to reach out more to developers and endeavor to overcome some 
| long-held prejudices against the OS.    


Enterprise Unix Roundup: No More Purple Boxes  

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| The recent hiring of Debian founder Ian Murdock and the intense re-focusing 
| of the Solaris team to make the operating system more accessible can be read 
| as another portent of things to come.  


Sun looks to huddled masses for growth



"Save a Penguin, Unplug a Linux Server" May Win Most-Flamable E-Mail Award  

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| I just got an e-mail from Sun which is probably the largest violation
| of L. Ron Hubbard's Survey tech that I've ever seen. It was an e-mail
| with the title of, "Save a Penguin - Unplug a Linux Server Today". 


Morton: no merging of OpenSolaris with Linux

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| Don’t expect to see key features of OpenSolaris showing up in the Linux 
| kernel, said a top  Linux maintainer. 


Sun Microsystems to reduce work force

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| Sun has been aggressively cutting costs since Jonathan Schwartz took over as 
| chief executive in April 2006 from co-founder Scott McNealy. 


Sun CEO: "Proprietary"...did more damage to sun than any market downturn

,----[ Quote ]
| Sun has discovered the exact same thing. Freedom sells. Or, rather,
| services around freedom sell. The freedom itself is, well, free.


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