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Returns to profitability in fourth quarter  Sun Microsystems posted earnings of $20 million, as it continued to struggle with the lingering economic downturn Sun Shares Off 27%  Shares dropped as low as $4.10, the lowest in more than 4 years, after the computer maker projected a slide back to losses Telstra Picks Sun Micro in Telecoms Deal  Australian telecommunications provider has chosen Sun Microsystems to supply hardware and software for its online services Sun Microsystems Loaned $6.3 Million  Computer maker had loaned $6.3 million to 6 current and former executives and directors since 1999 Low-end Linux machine  Sun is expected to unveil its first general-purpose Linux machine, and its own version of Linux, on the eve of Linuxworld Sun to hit bottom part of revenue
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Sun to Bring Web Services to Wireless Server Computer Aimed at Corporations Diffie named to chief security officer Narrower third-quarter loss  Loss beat expectations by a penny. Company still faced with slumping demand for high-powered network servers CFO retires Sun president stepping down  President and chief operating officer Ed Zander, 55, will be replaced by the company's chief executive, Scott McNealy Sun to Offer Yahoo Content New version of Solaris operating system Orders Lag but Targets June Profit Low-End Server Free Software to Undercut Microsoft  Sun will give away an application server, that runs on Microsoft systems as well as the hit operating system, Linux Layoffs allegedly favored foreign workers  Federal authorities are investigating claims after a complaint filedl by Guy Santiglia, who lost his engineering job Pioneer of Gnutella dies at 25
Sun beats expectations  Sun Microsystems posted a lower-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as it saw demand grow New Low-End Linux Servers Multimedia deal for wireless devices Sun reaffirms outlook Sun sues Microsoft


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  Sun Microsystems is claiming $1 billion in damages from the decision to make Windows XP incompatible with Sun's Java
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  Gene Kan, an unofficial spokesman for file-swapping Gnutella, found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound
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  Sun Microsystems expects to land in the 'bottom part' of its revenue target range for the current quarter


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Sep.17 Plans for Low-Cost Linux PC  Sun Microsystems will announce plans for inexpensive computers based on the free operating system to undermine Microsoft Sep.19 Roadmap for Managing Networks outlined  N1 will be a network environment that will be as straightforward to handle Sep.30 Up to $2.2 Bln Qtr Charge for acquisitions  Sun Microsystems would consider a charge if its market value did not recover to the April level of $29.1 Bln

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Oct.1 Feds investigating exports
  The U.S. Commerce Department accused Sun Microsystems of violating export rules in sales it made to Egypt and China Oct.15 Sun Micro May Cut 8,000 Jobs -Analyst  Sun Microsystems may cut 20% of its work force, Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich said in a research note Oct.17 Sun posts $111M loss, to cut 4,400 jobs
  Sun Microsystems will cut 11% of its work force to bring its expenses in line with sales, despite results that beat expectations
Oct.18 Sun shares slip  Shares slipped after the computer and software maker reported a quarterly loss

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Nov.1 Sun to Pursue Billion-Dollar Microsoft Suit  Sun Microsystems urged state attorneys general to appeal their antitrust case despite a legal setback

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Dec.23 Microsoft Ordered to Carry Sun's Java
  A federal judge ordered Microsoft to distribute Java programming language in its Windows operating system
Dec.24 Sun Rises After Microsoft Ruling  Sun gained 7% in morning Nasdaq trading




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