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Oracle's Sun purchase: Grading the results so far

Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems is a little more than a year old and the results thus far look decent overall. The problem: Quantifying Oracle's success with Sun since the acquisition closed Jan. 27, 2010 is tricky.

March 24, 2011

Thieves stalking/robbing Apple customers in Boca Raton

The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that Police are investigating five cases in the past three months where people bought computers at the Apple Store at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton, then later found their cars broken into and their purchases stolen.The scam involves following a customer carrying a large bag or box from the Apple store, then breaking into their vehicle after the computer has been left unattended.

April 13, 2009 by

Which Sun story is more important

Sun was under financial pressure before it made the turn to open source, and it remains under financial pressure. Despite its technical success, and key customer wins, that pressure has not diminished. Will it? And if Sun spins in, as either a failure or someone's cheap acquisition, does that mean open source doesn't work?

September 9, 2008 by

What to make of Sun buying Innotek?

Is it really necessary for a large company to control an open source project's creator in order for it to gain maximum benefit from that project?Sun says yes. I think Wall Street generally says yes. I think the success of Eclipse and Linux argue the answer is no.

February 13, 2008 by

San Clemente chipset gives HP lead on energy efficiency

The January 30th 2008 batch of test results are in for SPECpower_ssj2008 energy efficiency benchmark and it looks like Hewlett Packard has claimed the energy efficiency lead with their newest low-cost 2U HP Proliant DL180 G5 server.  The secret to their success appears to lie in the selection of the Intel 5100 series "San Clemente" chipset.

January 31, 2008 by

Kim Polese's journey from Sun to SpikeSource

For our Super Techies series I interviewed Kim Polese, the CEO of SpikeSource, about her career in Silicon Valley. Kim discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, which integrates, distributes and supports open source solutions.

December 6, 2007 by

Kim Polese: From Sun to SpikeSource

In a Super Techies interview, Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about her career in Silicon Valley. Polese discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, a provider of open-source business applications.

December 5, 2007 by

Sun shows 2U 16-core Barcelona server with FSB1600

After last week's launch of Sun's 2U 16-core Intel Tigerton server last week, Sun followed up with an AMD Barcelona version last night at AMD's Barcelona launch.  Sun kept the same compact 2U footprint while keeping all the features.

September 11, 2007 by

Sun packs big bang in tiny 2U Intel 7300 16-core server

One of the servers previewed at Intel's Caneland/Tigerton launch yesterday was Sun's full-blown 4-socket 16-core Intel Xeon MP 7300 series server.  What was unique about this server is the fact that it was the only 2U server shown yesterday with all the amenities you'd expect from a high-end 4-socket server to make an ex-IT guy like me blush.

September 5, 2007 by

Xserve Xeon, Thumper, and Apple's Market position

The Apple press, of course, thinks the XServe Xeon a great success - but Apple went from market leading performance for less than Dell and Sun to market trailing performance for more than Dell and Sun; and, you know, With success like that, who needs failure?

November 5, 2006 by

IBM's Desktop vision

we might reasonably expect IBM to respond to any success theproduct may have by either buying or buildinga ninties style X-terminal as a Sun Ray competitor.

August 15, 2005 by

Talking to your TV

After finding success in cars and call centers, IBM's speech recognition team works to add voice commands to consumer gadgets.

February 24, 2005 by

Sun touts Solaris-on-Intel customers

Sun Microsystems pointed to a handful of new customers Thursday as evidence of success with a version of its Solaris operating system that runs on Intel servers. The customers are GetMore Securities--which said it switched from Windows NT--Gracenote, Maya Online, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and Tellme Networks.

October 9, 2003 by

Sun suit: Some good points, some bad

Sun may have good reason to seek relief on the issue of Java's place on the Microsoft desktop. But many people will likely consider this new suit to be a desperate attempt by Sun to limit the success of Microsoft.

March 12, 2002 by

Sun's appliance of science

Over its ten-year existence, Sun Labs has had to battle to prove its bright ideas were worth spending hard cash to develop. But the success of research products such as Java software and UltraSparc chips is swaying the naysayers.

October 11, 2001 by

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