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Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sunset for McNealy

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Hardly a ho-hum week. We determined this late Monday afternoon when we first heard that Sun Microsystems' Chairman and CEO McNealy would hand over the CEO reins to none other than President and COO Jonathan Schwartz.

While the doings at Sun shake and rattle the Unix world, other events are stirring up little wakes of controversy on their own. Specifically, the announcement from Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony at the Desktop Linux Summit. Linspire will be available in a free version this August (oh so conveniently timed for the San Francisco LinuxWorld), to be named Freespire.

Things were fairly quiet at LinuxWorld Toronto, where our neighbors to the north were treated to another fine show. Sadly, we couldn't get up to Canada this year, but we have received reports that the show was pretty good. Not a huge amount of news came out of the show, save the launch announcement for Xandros Server.

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