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The Register: Sun Burns Solaris and Linux Staffers

Feb 17, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"Sun Microsystems has sent some of its operating system staff packing as it finishes up a long period of layoffs.

"Sources have informed The Register that a larger number of staffers in Sun's operating platforms group have been shown the door. Many of these workers had been cranking away on new versions of Solaris and the Java Desktop System--Sun's version of Linux. With that work mostly completed, the staffers became expendable to Sun. This looks like the tail-end of a long round of layoffs, which started last year and claimed more than 3,000 jobs..."

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