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Sun Microsystems is closing two UK offices. Bristol and in the Cambridge Science Park will both close because there are too few staff to justify keeping them open.

In an internal memo seen by The Register, Sun said that the number of people using the offices meant they could no justify keeping them open. Staff will be offered the chance to work from home and keep their jobs.

The memo says: "Over the last few months we have been conducting an extensive review of the usage of each of the UK offices and have arrived at the decision that with effect 30th June 2004 the Bristol and Cambridge offices will close.

"Please take into account if you are dealing with anyone from the above two offices that employees and their managers will be focussed on this activity in the next few weeks ensuring everyone involved understands the details of this change." ®

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