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internetnews.com: Sun Fights Rumors, Old Perceptions

Sep 24, 2004, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

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"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 customers.

"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 architecture..."

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