ZDNet: Will Software Cure Sun’s funk?

“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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