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ZDNet: Will Software Cure Sun's funk?

Aug 03, 2002, 04:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Jonathan Schwartz took a job one month ago that most ambitious high-tech field executives would not relish: running a software business forbidden from ever standing on its own.

"Within the confines of Sun Microsystems, where he is executive vice president of software, Schwartz is nonetheless brimming with ideas—not the least of them hatching plans for the company's next assault on arch-rival Microsoft.

"That's not all. He's talking about selling Linux-based desktop computers for specific jobs and backing the MySQL open-source database software for certain tasks. Schwartz is also figuring out Sun's new 'N1' plan to let administrators manage thousands of servers and storage systems as a single computing resource..."

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