McNealy: Sun Will Beat Dell On x86 System Pricing
Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy Wednesday told about 600 partners here that Sun is aggressively implementing a "state-of-the-art" x86 system strategy with pricing below that of rival Dell Computer.
"We are going to give you a great, state-of-the-art, priced below Dell x86 strategy," said McNealy, speaking at the iForce Partner Summit. " Why? Because we can. We get it from the same manufacturer, the same Asian assembler, through the same Intel."
Posted 2003-04-11, 01:13 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun likely to use AMD's Opteron chip
"Can we commit to using Opteron today? No," Loiacono said. "Can we use it? Are we likely to use it? Yes."
Posted 2003-04-09, 06:16 GMT by Bruce Riddle
Sun Rolls Out Trusted Solaris for x86
"We're very serious about Solaris on the x86 platform. This is yet another show of commitment from us," said Anil Gadre
Posted 2003-04-09, 06:09 GMT by Bruce Riddle
Sun, Apple Ignite New Desktop Skirmish...
...with Microsoft Corp. While it's doubtful that either company will be able to unseat Windows' monopoly status in the PC market, you've got to admire their pluck. Sun Microsystems Inc.'s attack on Microsoft's desktop fortress is called Project Mad Hatter [QuickLink 36292] and uses Linux combined with StarOffice and other open-source goodies. Although most of the attention has been given to Sun's embrace of Linux and open source, the real story is about hardware.
According to Loaicano, Sun will stop its "Lucy-and-the-football approach with Solaris on x86".
Posted 2003-04-09, 03:01 GMT by Bruce Riddle
Leading Software Companies Line Up Behind Sun Solaris-Based x86 Network Computing Solutions
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today announced another milestone in its x86 computing strategy with support from leading independent software companies for the Sun Solaris(TM) 9 OS, x86 Platform Edition. Brooks Automation, Check Point, MatrixOne, RSA Security, and SunGard joined the growing list of Sun iForce(SM) partners such as Sybase supporting Solaris-based x86 platforms.
p Sun is teaming with its iForce partners to deliver the industry's #1 UNIXˇ OS on x86 platforms and further increase the affordability, availability, security and manageability for network computing. Solaris is the world's most scalable, secure and available OS, with documented lower cost of operation.
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Posted 2003-04-09, 02:38 GMT by Mariusz Zynel