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Sun CEO McNealy steps down, takes federal post

Scott McNealy has stepped down from his longtime post of CEO of post of Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief operating officer Jonathan Schwartz will take his place. The news came during a conference call with analysts and reporters to discuss quarterly sales, which have proved disappointing. Sun has been hit hard over the past few years with the proliferation of low-cost commodity servers and Linux-based open source operating systems.

We've always enjoyed McNealy's frankness , even if it is a bit calculated to be sensationalistic . And Federal agency customers may be able to continue to enjoy his wit and wisdom, as he will serve as chairman for Sun Federal Inc., Sun's independent subsidiary serving the U.S. government market.

Joab Jackson

Posted by Brad Grimes, Joab Jackson on Apr 25, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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