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With its new hardware and operating system products, and others yet to be unveiled, Oracle has proven its commitment to developing the legacy Sun products it received with the Sun acquisition, said Fowler, who before the acquisition of Sun served as that company's executive vice president of systems.
That commitment actually includes hiring new people to work on its Solaris and SPARC products, he said. "That's something we in Sun management couldn't say," he said. "We had to look around to find the tools (to hire new people)."