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Silicon.com: Sun banks on Linux option for thin client success

Aug 24, 1999, 13:49 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sun Microsystems is hoping to gain ground in the desktop market by launching a range of thin clients which could come bundled with Linux-based office applications."

"Sun is in the final stages of acquiring Star Division, a company which makes Microsoft Office-style software applications. The deal could see Sun's new range of thin clients come complete with key office applications - a major criticism of its earlier desktop devices."

"Star Division develops two versions of its StarOffice software - one which runs on Linux, Solaris, Windows, OS2 and Mac OS, and one that runs on Java-enabled devices."

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