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BREAKING NEWS: Scott McNealy Resigns as Sun CEO!

24-Apr-06 10:02 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

And this just in – Scott McNealy has resigned as Sun Microsystems CEO to stay on as Chairman effectively ending his 22-year tenure as master of the company that brought the world Java.

I gotta say, it’s probably time for a change over there.  (Sun stock surged $2 on the news today, but then lost the ground gained closing up 0.38 on the day.)  Oft described as enigmatic yet pioneering, McNealy was part of a consortium aimed at dislodging the aspoused monopoly of the major player in the computer software industry – Microsoft – and led the charge in pressing lawsuits against Redmond when conflict (perhaps inevitably) arose over alleged illegal encroachment in the emergeing distributed software market.  Battles also erupted around the use and eventual competition against Sun’s Java programming language, which was eventually settled – and all but ended with Microsoft totally abandoning use of Java in favour of creating its own ".NET" products.  Among these were the Java-like C# programming language…

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