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13 May 2013 Sun Microsystems' stars: Where are they now? [30998]
Bechtolsheim, McNealy, Joy, Khosla, Gage, Schwartz, ...

Sun's stars: Where are they now?

Julie Sartain writes in Network World, "Sun was founded Andy Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Bill Joy in 1982. Sun went public in 1986 and was raking in $1 billion in annual sales by 1988. One of the brightest lights in Silicon Valley for more than two decades, Sun's bread and butter was high-performance workstations and servers running Sun's SPARC chips and Sun's Solaris operating system. The company was also a staunch open source supporter. Among Sun's many innovations were NFS (network file system) and Java...":

  • Andy Bechtolsheim
  • Vinod Khosla
  • Scott McNealy
  • Bill Joy
  • Eric Schmidt
  • John Gage
  • Jonathan Schwartz
  • Tim Bray
  • Simon Phipps
  • Charles Nutter
  • James Gosling

Read on to find out where these and other Sun Alumni have landed.
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19 May 2010 Capitalizing on Sun Technologies [23144]
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Discusses Sun's Failure and Plans for Future Success

Get a rare glimpse into Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's thinking when it comes to Sun and his plans for the newly acquired hardware and Sun technologies in a recent interview he had with Reuters' Jim Finkle. Ellison shares what he believes attributed to the demise of Sun along with some of his intentions, and Finkle offers some insight into Ellison, Sun and its missteps, and the future strategies guiding these integrating IT giants.
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18 Mar 2010 Suits and Their Countersuits [22931]
Freed of Executive Constraints, Jonathan Schwartz Blogs on Threats from the Competition

With his tenure in Sun's executive suite behind him, Jonathan Schwartz exercises his new found liberty to disclose two incidents involving Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and their respective threats to sue Sun for patent infringement. Schwartz relates how Sun successfully played the countersuit card, staving off the threatened litigation.
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09 Feb 2010 Oracle's Game-changing Corporate Technology Play [22824]
What Its Buy of Sun Means for the IT Industry

Industry analysts say Oracle’s purchase of Sun is the most game-changing corporate technology play made during the economic downturn, reported the NY Times, with it now being able to provide all the parts needed to be an end-to-end service provider. "It's the most significant deal of the decade," said Dan Olds, an analyst with Gabriel Consulting. "Oracle has a shot here to change the rules of the industry and usher in a new era."
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28 Jan 2010 Oracle Completes Purchase of Sun [22766]
Executives Review Oracle-Sun Products Strategy

Oracle is hiring 2,000 salespeople and engineers to sell not just software but hardware, now that Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, which was completed on Jan. 27, transforms it from a software company to a systems company. In a five-hour event, Oracle executives assured the IT industry it will accelerate the investment in Sun’s SPARC/Solaris server and storage hardware.
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