Sun Redefining Value in the Low-cost, Entry Server Market

8/15/2002 - In a keynote address to Linux enthusiasts at LinuxWorld, Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy said Sun is redefining value in the low-cost, entry server market with one of the first pre-integrated enterprise-class systems running Linux.

"There is no reason not to go to Sun for Linux — we've got the SunTM ONE stack, price performance, support and services, scalability and an upgrade path," Sun CEO Scott McNealy said. "We are part of the Linux community and will stay committed through sponsorships, donations, and product deliveries. We're leveraging the Linux opportunity and helping customers at the same time by bringing enterprise-level support to the open source community."

In his address, McNealy showcased Sun's latest Linux offering, the SunTM LX50, a general purpose Linux server. This product brings Sun's core competencies of quality, reliability and service to the Linux market, and maintains Sun's passion for adding value to the open source community. McNealy pointed out that Sun has contributed millions of lines of code to the open source community and is making key technological advancements in support of Linux developers and users.

Using Sun's Linux solution, customers will benefit from a reliable, yet low-cost, system that is backed by an enterprise-class support and professional services organization. Sun brings its 20 years of experience and expertise, delivering tuned and optimized software, support and management to customers choosing Linux.

Sun's Linux strategy allows the company to actively participate in the open source community, ensuring customer choice, innovation and software compatibility while retaining its viable business model.

In closing, McNealy reiterated Sun's commitment to supporting and participating in Linux community momentum and growing the Linux market. McNealy promised LinuxWorld attendees continued Linux support in the form of more Linux code, LSB compliance, continued investment, more engineering resources and ongoing support for the open source community overall.

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