Seems like another busy media day for Scott and Jonathan. Reading all this coverage over the last two days has been interesting. I have a feeling there will be a lot more as the dust settles, don’t you?
Sun users offer advice to new CEO Schwartz
Neal Tisdale, praised Schwartz’s selection. “I think it’s a great change,” said Tisdale, vice president of software development at the Atlanta-based subsidiary of Siemens Power Generation.
Sun: Same song, second verse?
Bill Zeitler, IBM’s systems/technology group: “I think the move to OpenSolaris has been a good one. The move to open up their portfolio to Opteron and away from Sparc and moderate their investments there is a smart thing strategically.” That’s IBM talking up OpenSolaris there.
Sun’s chiefs on the hot seat
“If you’re an engineer or you’re a technologist, you want to come to a place that appreciates technology and engineering. This is one of the places that you go do it.” — Schwartz
One rises, one sets / New generation, but same vision, for Sun CEO
Crawford Del Prete of IDC: “I think Jonathan has shown that he understands the multiple aspects of Sun’s extremely complex business and he has shown that he can be engaging with customers.”
New Sun CEO Is Unconventional, Controversial
“When directors at Hewlett-Packard Co. saw a need for a new chief executive officer, they recruited Mark Hurd, a button-down operations specialist from NCR Corp. who is now overhauling H-P’s sales strategy. Rival Sun Microsystems Inc., by contrast, promoted a brainy insider who promises to stay the computer maker’s maverick course.”
Analysts Seek Turnaround Strategy From Sun
“It was under Schwartz that Sun Solaris, considered by some to be the gold standard of operating systems, became a free download.” And it became open source, too. Let’s not forget that part.
When I First Met Scott…
Jonathan talks about Scott.
McNealy–an engineer’s witty patron
“McNealy has been the down-to-earth face of the Valley’s engineers — more comfortable in jeans and sneakers and more apt to talk about golf and ice hockey than fabulous vacations and yachts.”
Langberg: McNealy was pushed out because he had lost credibility
“I hope McNealy continues to serve as the company’s public face. He’s always been a nightmare for the PR department, telling reporters exactly what he thinks and producing great quotes.” Cute. But I’m not sure the article really substantiates the headline.
Why a new CEO is right, Wall St. is wrong and America needs more jails
Scott: “It allows me to go do what I want to do, which is working with the US government, Japan and our top 20 accounts.”
McNealy’s greatest hits (wisecracks)
Great little video.
Analysis: All eyes on Schwartz to turn Sun around
“Sun still has the influence — don’t count them out yet.” — Joe Wilcox, JupiterResearch
Goodbye, Mr. McNealy
“McNealy wasn’t just an industry giant, he changed the IT world forever … Let us never forget, that without Scott McNealy we would have neither the Internet nor the open source that powers so much of it. — Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
McNealy–apres moi, you’ll be bored silly
“Unlike, oh, 99.9 percent of the white-bread phonies who present themselves as corporate leaders, McNealy was the real deal when it came to leadership.” — Charles Cooper
Sun’s New Boss: The Same as the Old Boss?
“This is not about how we take a whack to headcount,” Schwartz said. “The goal is to make sure we focus on top-line growth and increasing the value of our shares.”
Sun Microsystems’ Big Changes
“The company had its woes, but Sun has been a fountain of original and innovative thinking over the years.” — Dan Gillmor
Don’t Blame Scott
An obnoxious piece.