internetnews.com: Sun Fights Rumors, Old Perceptions

“When Sun Microsystems President and COO Jonathan Schwartz made
his pitch to financial services customers at an event in New York
Tuesday, he provoked a flurry of neutral to skeptical comments
among analysts that cover the company.

“This should come as no surprise. New products aside, Schwartz
pledged several moves to erase the perception that Sun is an
expensive, proprietary company that doesn’t listen to its

“For one, he said Sun has qualified 249 systems to run on x86
using Solaris. This includes the ability for Linux applications to
run on Solaris, offering customers a multi-platform environment
that is, as Schwartz said, ‘unlocked’ from the company’s SPARC chip


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