The move does not however (according to Sun) signify an end to its Linux efforts. In fact, Sun have said that they are still committed to offering Linux as a server or workstation OS.
In a statement Sun spokeswoman Stephanie Von Allmen however said that another reason of the cuts were prioritization efforts: "Notification was given on February 15 to those employees within Sun's Software organization whose jobs are being eliminated as a result of Software's prioritization and cost reduction efforts." She said the company does not intend to abandon Linux and it remained "committed to providing customers a choice by offering Linux on the server when a customer asks for it and on the desktop with the Sun Java Desktop System."
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