Sun, originally an acronym for Stanford University Network, was the brainchild of Andy Bechtolsheim (second from right), a Stanford University doctoral candidate in electrical engineering and computer science. He partnered with Vinod Khosla (far left), an electrical engineer and Stanford MBA. Khosla recruited fellow Stanford MBA Scott McNealy (far right) over Big Macs at a McDonald's in Palo Alto. Sun Microsystems was incorporated in February 1982 with Bill Joy (second from left), a UC Berkeley computer scientist who helped create Unix BSD, as the fourth founder. Khosla was the first CEO; McNealy took the reigns in 1984.