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InfoWorld: Sun hits the mark with StarOffice Suite

Jun 30, 2000, 21:55 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maggie Biggs)

"For some time now, businesses have implemented Microsoft Office to support the creation of corporate documents. However, three recent developments may well level the productivity suite playing field and open doors for companies to implement and use business productivity software more cost effectively...."

"Although hundreds of feature additions and enhancements are in this release of StarOffice, the most noticeable improvement concerns interoperability with Microsoft Office formats. Rival VistaSource's Applixware also has upped the ante by offering improved compatibility with Microsoft Office formats."

"For companies that wish to continue with a client/server-based computing paradigm, StarOffice's suite is a promising solution for reducing end-user application software costs. Reducing or eliminating the cost of licensing end-user packaged office suites can provide a nice savings opportunity -- both in terms of licensing and administration. If you are considering a move to network-based computing via service providers, you can also reduce end-user application expenditures by paying only for the number of access times you expect in a given month."

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