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The Register: Sun's Linux Desktop Off to Flying Start

Nov 14, 2003, 19:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Some say Sun Microsystems should give up on its Linux desktop ambitions, but there are serious signs of life that indicate the company may be on to a good thing, The Register has learned.

"Well placed sources have confirmed that Sun is teaming up with service providers to roll out a whole new set of 'rented' desktop services. As of yet, Yahoo was the only name mentioned, although one source confirmed there will be more large service providers on board. This news comes as Sun's desktop business nears profitability almost before it even opens for business.

"'I am very confident that in a short period of time the doubters will shut up,' said Jonathan Schwartz, the head of Sun's software business, in an interview with The Register. 'We hope to convince the market that there is revenue to be had and are on a near term road to profitability...'"

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