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LinuxWorld: Getting started with StarOffice under Linux

Mar 11, 2000, 04:23 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Gould, Shari L. Jones)

"Learn how to install both the single-user and multiuser configurations."

"From downloading to installing to configuring, find out how to make StarOffice work for you on the desktop or across the network."

"The word free always catches the consumer's eye. As it has with Java and Solaris, Sun announced that it would also make the cross-platform StarOffice suite available for free as a Microsoft alternative. Sun recognized the potential success of and demand for StarOffice late last summer when it acquired Star Division, the German software company that created the office suite."

"On August 31, 1999, Sun announced that StarOffice would be free to download; By early March of this year, over 1.6 million people had downloaded StarOffice... Here we focus on the actual installation of StarOffice and getting it up and running for both single-user and multiuser installations.

"Minimum hardware and software requirements Before going to the trouble of downloading the StarOffice software or purchasing the CD, you should make sure you have the minimum hardware and software setup..."

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