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New angles for Sun

roundup Changes are on the horizon for the company's services division. Also: Sun provides financial fuel for an out-of-this-world research effort.

roundup Changes are on the horizon for Sun's services division, which is counting on an unconventional approach to tech consulting. The company also has some intergalactic aspirations.

Sun aims to expand its professional services offerings into new areas, including managed services, utility computing and "knowledge services."
December 17, 2003

The company invests in the next generation of SETI@Home, a distributed computing project that aims to open the doors to inexpensive, shared computing--and extraterrestrial intelligence.
December 17, 2003

Sun agrees to pay $291,000 in fines to settle U.S. Commerce Department charges that it violated rules in exporting equipment to China and Egypt.
December 16, 2003

The company is offering free copies of its Solaris x86 operating system for evaluation, in an effort to get new software into as many hands as possible.
December 15, 2003