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eWeek: Sun releases latest version of StarOffice suite

Jun 20, 2000, 23:29 (5 Talkback[s])

"StarOffice 5.2 can be downloaded for free from Sun's Web site, or the CD can be purchased for $9.95 via the site. Sun also will also distribute a retail product, including CD and user's manual, through Macmillan and Microwarehouse for $39.95."

"A total of 69,000 users downloaded the preview version of StarOffice 5.2, reporting bugs and suggesting more than 200 feature enhancements, according to Tony Hampel, Sun's director of Marketing, Webtop and Application Software in Menlo Park, Calif...."

"According to Sun officials, StarOffice 5.2 improvements include greater reliability and performance; increased interoperability with Microsoft Office 2000; a reduced file size for presentations to make them more transportable; full online help, wizards and documentation; an easier-to-use interface; the addition of a separate StarOffice Player to give presentations without having StarOffice fully loaded on a laptop; and simultaneous spell checking for multiple languages."

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