Tuesday, April 25, 2006

McNealy Yields Post as Sun Chief - New York Times

McNealy Yields Post as Sun Chief - New York Times: "Mr. Schwartz, 40, a former software entrepreneur, joined Sun in 1996 when it acquired his company, Lighthouse Design. He has been known as an innovative strategist at Sun, and his trademark ponytail has helped identify him with Silicon Valley's software design culture.
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Indeed, it is Mr. McNealy's steady focus on Sun's competition with Microsoft, some executives believe, that led him to miss a turning point in the industry. Sun was late in responding to the threat of the open-source Linux operating system, which gained tremendous market share in many markets that Sun had dominated in the last decade."
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