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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


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