In Pictures: Sun's stars - Where are they now?

Sun was founded Andy Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Bill Joy in 1982. Sun went public in 1986 and was raking in $1 billion in annual sales by 1988.

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Bill Joy In 1977, Bill Joy released Berkeley UNIX under the official title BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution). BSD was available to anyone who wanted to use it. This invited an entire realm of developers to modify and tweak the operating system, which resulted in many new improvements. After Joy's filtration process, these improvements became upgrades, which later became new releases; a remarkable software distribution known as open source where the raw source code is available and accessible for anyone to upgrade, append, or change. Joy also created the Berkeley UNIX VI editor.

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