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Thank you, Mr. McNealy

Apr 25, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Sun co-founder Scott McNealy's tenure as CEO came to an end this week, amidst a chorus of reaction. In this opinion piece, veteran Unix journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols acknowledges McNealy's formative contributions to the computer industry, Internet, and open source as we know it.

Readers interested in computing history will find Vaughan-Nichols's encomium especially worthwhile, since it provides a succinct retrospective on Sun's many large technical wins during McNealy's watch. These wins include workstations, commercial use of open source software, TCP/IP networks, the Internet, and more, Vaughan-Nichols writes.

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Thank you, Mr. McNealy

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