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internetnews: Sun Beefs Up its Support for x86

Aug 11, 2003, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)


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"Sun Microsystems Monday looked to shape its server strategy with the formation and assembly of the x86 ISV Advisory Board.

"An expansion of its Linux ISV Advisory Board created in January, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker says the goal is to 'provide an open forum for ISV partners to give direct and honest feedback, as well as a chance to align the ISVs' technology and marketing strategies.'

"Sun director x86 market development Richard Finlayson says similar to Sun's 'Secret Six' the 18 undisclosed members that make up the new group are a very diverse and very vocal.

"'This is not a rigged panel telling us what we want to hear,' Finlayson told internetnews.com. 'Quite honestly we have board members that give us a hard time. Realistically, though we have to put our own IP interests first..."

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