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Sun: All for one, one for all

At the SunNetwork conference, the company is spreading the message that customers prefer its harmonized hardware and software to piecemeal components.

roundup With its lead in Unix servers on the wane, the tech giant is going holistic at this week's SunNetwork conference. Its message? That customers prefer Sun's harmonized hardware and software packages to piecemeal components.
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Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems


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Sun Microsystems says its SunNetwork conference will show that its own staff gets the message that customers prefer prebuilt packages of hardware and software over piecemeal components.
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At its SunNetwork show, Sun Microsystems will try to change the expectations of corporate software buyers, unveiling two suites that each cost a low $100 per employee per year to use.
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