Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Rumors of Sun's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Commodity servers, the rise of Windows Server and Linux, and the inability of the network computer to make it off the launch pad have all conspired to pound Sun Microsystems' earnings deep into negative territory. But these losses are easing as Solaris, now open source, picks up steam and cost-cutting measures take hold.

Sun is one of the few remaining innovators and I, for one, would love to see the company back on track. The company now has a run rate of some $12 billion in annual revenue -- not too shabby, I'd say.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 01, 2006 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Tops $2.5B Mojang Deal with $7.5B ZeniMax Buy

    Microsoft on Monday announced its intent to acquire games maker ZeniMax, owner of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash.

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • Nvidia Buys Chip Maker Arm for $40 Billion

    Nvidia has entered into a "definitive agreement" to acquire U.K.-based chip design company Arm Ltd. from the SoftBank Group in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $40 billion.