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[News] Sun Invests Further in Free Software for Revival

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Sun banks on open source for its survival

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| "We are preconfigured for the downturn," Schwartz said in an interview with 
| Computerworld last month. He claimed that users will be more inclined to try 
| open-source products such as MySQL, OpenSolaris and Sun's GlassFish 
| application server during a time of economic stress.   


Sun Microsystems Aligns Business with Global Economic Climate and Amplifies
Growth Opportunities Across Open Source Platforms

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| As part of this effort, Sun is announcing a global workforce reduction and 
| alignment of its Software organization into new business groups -- 
| Application Platform Software, Systems Platforms, and Cloud Computing & 
| Developer Platforms - with a focus on boosting open source momentum and 
| growing new sectors of the market who view technology as a competitive 
| weapon.     


GNU/Linux is hurting them. They might as well just join.


Sun Microsystems' Next Linux Move

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| Rather, Sun is preparing to certify more of its servers for Canonical's
| Ubuntu Linux. The effort includes Sun's latest small and midsize business
| servers. In an interview with Reuters on April 2, Canonical CEO Mark
| Shuttleworth reinforced the growing relations between Sun and Ubuntu.


Sun deploys Linux high performance cluster at Kuwait Oil Company

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| Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has deployed a Linux-based High Performance Cluster
| from Sun Microsystems to run its reservoir simulation software, increase its
| processing power, and enable the company to take critical business decisions
| faster than ever before.


Sun's X64-Based Streaming Server Runs on Linux

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| The Linux used in the system is one that Kealia created for itself
| based on an undisclosed commercial distribution with some real-time
| hooks in it to boost the responsiveness of the system. Over the long
| haul, you can bet that Sun will port the Streaming System software
| to Solaris.


Move from Solaris to RHEL boosts performance for the Chicago Mercantile

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| At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the traders betting on future commodity
| price fluctuations aren't the only ones who know what it means to take a
| risk. Five years ago, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), now part of the CME
| Group, placed a hefty bet: that it could trust Linux with the heart of its
| business, executing billions of contracts a year and processing them faster
| than previously.

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