Sun Microsystems has once again increased the number of layoffs in its software group.
The jobcuts are part of a corporate restructuring that was announced in 2004 when Sun appointed Jonathan Schwartz as its Chief Operating Officer and revealed its landmark settlement with Microsoft.
The number of cuts however keeps growing: it started at 3,300 but last week reached the 3,600 level.
Sun has been using its software business as differentiator, launching subscription plan licensing to attract customers to its hardware. Although this has allowed the company to return to profitability, overall results remain meagre with just $18m in profit in the most recent quarter.
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