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Sunburst: The Ascent of Sun Microsystems

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Hardcover, 297 pages
Published December 1st 1990 by McGraw-Hill/Contemporary (first published March 1990)
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Simon Eskildsen
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
It seems that many of the best systems engineer have in common they worked at Sun. This has made me intrigued by the history of the company for years. Unfortunately, there's little available about that environment and its history. This book was a bit difficult to procure since it's no longer in print. It shines light on Sun's ascent in the 1980-1990 (it was written in 1990). Book's fairly dry at times (I skimmed and skipped many sub-chapters) as it walks through the minutiae of e.g. a marketing ...more
Earl Baugh
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
A good review of Sun Microsystems from founding to early 1990's. Includes details from folks who worked at Sun. Good glossary (some interesting to read now much after the fact). Sadly doesn't include as much info on the Sun-1 as I was hoping for.
Wolfgang
Sep 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Nice insight in the founding and growing of Sun Microsystems until the beginning 90ies.
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