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InformationWeek: Sun Microsystems Moving In The Right Direction

Sep 12, 2006, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"When Jonathan Schwartz took the helm of Sun Microsystems in April, it wasn't clear what kind of company he inherited--an old-school vendor of expensive, proprietary systems, or an industry stalwart revitalized around open source software and standards-based hardware.

"After two quarters of solid sales growth, fueled by x86 and Sparc servers and an open source version of its Solaris operating system, Schwartz thinks the answer is now clear. 'The proprietary and expensive moniker is now dead,' Schwartz wrote on his blog last month. 'Dead dead dead.' And there's this significant factoid to back him up: Sun recently bumped Dell out of the No. 3 spot in server sales, behind IBM and Hewlett-Packard..."

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