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[News] Sun Prepares for Major Changes Amid Attempted Assault on Linux

  • Subject: [News] Sun Prepares for Major Changes Amid Attempted Assault on Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:38:07 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Sun looking to buy software companies

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| "I am not going to tell you which companies we are going after," he said at 
| an analyst day in New York. 


Sun seeks 1-for-4 reverse stock split

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| Lehman and Schwartz said in Wednesday's briefing that although Sun's revenue 
| is increasing only at low-to-mid-single digit rates, the company's 
| profitability should increase faster as cost cuts and new products take hold.  


Open Solaris is a Linux killer

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| According to ComputerWorld, Hamilton thinks there is an "enormous momentum" 
| building behind Solaris. When momentum build behind you it usually means that 
| you are about to be stabbed: ask Julius Caesar.  



OpenSolaris will challenge Linux says Sun

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| Sun is preparing to release OpenSolaris binaries early next year in a 
| distribution code-named "Project Indiana" that will be similar to Linux 
| distributions. The work, which is getting under way in the OpenSolaris 
| community, is aimed at creating a single CD installation of the basic OS and 
| desktop environment, giving developers the option to install additional 
| software from network repositories.     


"Save a Penguin, Unplug a Linux Server" May Win Most-Flamable E-Mail Award  

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| I just got an e-mail from Sun which is probably the largest violation
| of L. Ron Hubbard's Survey tech that I've ever seen. It was an e-mail
| with the title of, "Save a Penguin - Unplug a Linux Server Today". 


Morton: no merging of OpenSolaris with Linux

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| Don’t expect to see key features of OpenSolaris showing up in the Linux 
| kernel, said a top  Linux maintainer. 


Sun Microsystems to reduce work force

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| Sun has been aggressively cutting costs since Jonathan Schwartz took over as 
| chief executive in April 2006 from co-founder Scott McNealy. 


Sun CEO: "Proprietary"...did more damage to sun than any market downturn

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| Sun has discovered the exact same thing. Freedom sells. Or, rather,
| services around freedom sell. The freedom itself is, well, free.


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