"Who knew Sun Microsystems's (SUNW) Scott McNealy had a little Prince in him? Not royalty, mind you, but the artist formerly and currently known as Prince. Prince wrote a famous song about purple rain. But these days, McNealy is hoping for a purple reign.
More specifically, McNealy hopes his as-yet-unseen line of Linux-based desktop systems, dubbed "purple boxes" (after the Sun server color scheme), will catapult the company into a leadership position in an as-yet-undefined market: Linux on the desktop."