Posts Tagged ‘Sun Microsystems’

Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4 Billion

Over the past 13 years, Sun Microsystems’ Java language has become one of the computer industry’s best known brands—and underappreciated assets.
The tension wasn’t lost on Sun’s new owner, Oracle, which on Apr. 20 said it will purchase Silicon Valley pioneer Sun for $7.4 billion in cash. If Oracle has its way, which they most likely will, [...]

IBM in Discussions with Sun for Possible Buyout

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is reported to be in negotiations for a possible $6.5 billion sale to IBM, a deal that would shake up the global tech industry and spell the end of an esteemed but now-struggling Silicon Valley pioneer.
The talks were reported this morning by the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the [...]

Sun CEO Praises JavaFX Platform

JavaFX is the fastest growing RIA platform on the market; JavaFX Mobile to launch next week

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz announced that Sun’s new RIA platform, JavaFX, has shipped over 100,000,000 runtimes in just over a year making it the fastest growing RIA platform on the market. Pretty impressive numbers.
In his blog, Schwartz wrote that [...]

More than a half million jobs lost in January

Tech sector feels the effects of a hemorrhaging economy as more than 100,000 jobs are lost and unemployment rises to 7.5%

More than a half million American jobs were lost in January as the U.S. economy further weakened during the start of the new year. Analysts continue to say that we’re in for several more months of job [...]

Sun Microsystems reports Q2 earnings

Sun Microsystems, Inc. reported losses of $209 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2009, which ended December 28, 2009.
Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 were $3.220 billion, a decrease of 10.9 percent as compared with $3.615 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2008, and an increase of 7.7 percent as compared [...]

How-To: Run VMWare ESXi 3.5 on a live-USB Flash Disk

Running VMWare ESXi 3.5 on a live-USB Flash Disk
Here’s a very neat trick to boot VMWare’s latest server hypervisor technology, ESXi 3.5, from a USB Flash Disk.

You would do this to test/experiment with ESXi on your server before installing locally and committing system resources. This is also a great way to install ESXi on servers with out CD/DVD [...]