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Reuters: Sun in Good Shape for 2003, CEO Says

Jan 28, 2003, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lucas Van Grinsven)

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"Sun, whose fiscal 2002 sales fell 32 percent from 2001, surprised with a small profit before exceptional items in its fiscal second quarter ended in December, driven largely by sales of its most expensive computers.

"Analysts have said demand for advanced but expensive Unix servers, where Sun has made its name with its own range of microprocessors, was slowing. Market research has shown Unix is being overtaken by much cheaper servers based on Intel microprocessors and Linux and Windows software.

"But the Sun chief disagrees. "It's conventional wisdom, which isn't actual wisdom, that the high end gets clobbered and business is going to Intel, Microsoft and Linux. It's just not the case," [McNealy] said..."

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