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CNET News: What Was Sun Thinking?

Jun 06, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)

"Sun claims that 35 percent of the archived data on the planet is housed on StorageTek equipment. Throw in the some-odd 1,000 new sales representatives coming along with the deal and you've got the makings of quite a large enterprise storage company with deep data center expertise.

"Maybe that's a wise gambit. There's not much upside in being known as a software company that gives away the code of its products for free. Critics say Sun's open-source moves seem like more of a come-on to get customers off its back than any real sales driver..."

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