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  • Sun-IBM combo draws mixed views from Java crowd

    IBM's reported interest in buying Sun Microsystems has Java and open-source community members expressing both hopes and worries about the implications of such a deal on the tools, applications and open-source projects they use every day.

  • New Sun processor

    After a year's delay, Sun Microsystems' 16-core "Rock" server chip is on track for delivery later this year.

  • Schwartz: Not worried about Sun's future

    Sun Microsystems President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz is not worried about the relevance of what Sun offers or about the role of information technology, despite the current difficult economic climate.

  • HP to distribute, support Solaris

    Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems -- fierce competitors when it comes to hardware sales -- have announced an expanded partnership that will see HP become a key distributor of Sun's Solaris 10 operating system.

  • MySQL chief leaving Sun

    Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos is leaving Sun Microsystems, a Sun spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

  • Sun's revenue drops 11 percent in Q2

    Sun Microsystems reported an 11 percent drop in revenue for the December quarter but managed to beat the modest expectations of financial analysts.

  • Sun's NZ profit jumps

    Sun Microsystems has boosted its New Zealand profits from $1.15 million in its 2007 financial year to $3.84 million in 2008.

  • Sun may yet set on ANZ workforce

    Employees of Sun Microsystems in Australia and New Zealand face an anxious wait to learn if they will number among the 5000 to 6000 workers the subsidiary's US parent plans to put out to pasture under a sweeping cost-cutting drive.

  • IT security should follow business needs: Sun exec

    Proscriptive adoption of information security standards such as ISO27001 is bound to fail, according to Joel Weise, principal engineer and chief technologist at Sun Microsystems' client services security program office.

  • Sun calls for unity on SSD standards

    Players in the solid-state drive industry need to unite and establish an umbrella organisation that establishes standards that define the technology, such as its performance, a Sun Microsystems executive says.

  • Otago, Sun team up

    The University of Otago has become the first university outside of the United States to be selected as a Sun Microsystems OpenSPARC Centre of Excellence.

  • Samsung, Sun develop NAND chip

    Samsung has unveiled a high-endurance 8GB single-level cell NAND flash memory chip, jointly developed with Sun Microsystems, which can significantly boost the lifespan and performance of solid-state drives.

  • Plan-b invests $1m

    Business recovery services provider Plan-b has invested just under $1 million over the last month, mostly on our IBM pSeries, Sun and VMware capabilities.