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News Sun to lay off 6,000 workers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 17 Nov 2008.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

    19 Apr 2005
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    Sun has reinvented itself so many times over the years, this is nothing new for them.

    First they started off building big servers and scientific workstations; then they moved into webservers; then thin computing; then blade servers; now software.

    They've gone through so many boom/bust cycles, it's unbelievable, but they always manage to survive somehow.

    It's a shame if they leave the hardware arena, though - they build some kick-ass hardware in the past, but they just couldn't compete on a price level with Intel, even if they blew Intel away in terms of performance.
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

    28 Nov 2003
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    I thought this was 6000 'The Sun' employees going and I was going to cheer from the rooftops.

    Alas, more bad news for the IT sector :(

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