A company mainly in Mountain View, California that programs computer software, and hardware. Sun Microsystems was founded in 1982 by Andreas Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, and Scott McNeally. This company is known by a congregation of software developers (programmers), and generally computer/networking enthusiasts. They are in more specific terms, known for there Solaris Operating System, and Java Programming Language. They are also known for giving the most "bang for your buck" if you will. There stock (Ticker Symbol: SUNW) has been slipping to a negative ever since 1997, however Scott McNealy has quite a plan for bringing them back to the top.
by Brian Finniff March 20, 2004
A company that withstood Microsoft trying to take over it and repeled with releasing a free open source based product , Star office.
by Anon April 13, 2004