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USA Today: McNealy: Sun Won't Go Down on His Company

Dec 31, 2002, 16:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Swartz)

"While Sun maintains that its products do perform better than others' and result in lower maintenance costs, it is slowly branching out. Sun in September said it plans to make inexpensive PCs based on Linux. Before that, it launched a low-end Linux server to better battle similar offerings from Dell.

"Still, McNealy isn't wavering much in his belief in Unix, which still runs on most servers.

"'Linux isn't a market. It's a crankshaft, a widget,' scoffs McNealy, using an analogy befitting the son of a former American Motors vice chairman..."

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