November 17, 2003

Sun Notches Linux Win With Chinese Gov't

Sun Microsystems Inc. on Monday will announce a technology partnership with two IT ministries in the Chinese government as well as the formation of a
new company, China Standard Software, to deliver a China-branded software stack based on Sun's Java Desktop System.

Sun CEO Scott McNealy will make the announcement during his Monday morning keynote address titled "Scaling Out: Sun Applies Innovation to Volume
Technologies" at the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas.

The announcement comes just days after Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president for software at Sun, said the company was pursuing a new "per
citizen" pricing model for the upcoming Java Desktop System, to allow government agencies to distribute the system to their citizens.



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