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PRNewswire: Linux Community Renews its Commitment to Sun's StarOffice 5.2 Suite

Jul 11, 2000, 19:39 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced that leading Linux companies have signed agreements to redistribute StarOffice 5.2 software, a powerful, full-featured, multi-platform office productivity suite. The latest release builds upon Sun's vision to deliver high quality, no-cost office productivity software to users of the Solaris operating environment, Linux and Windows operating systems. Caldera Systems, Inc., Red Hat, TurboLinux Corp., SuSe, MandrakeSoft, Conectiva Inc., Definite Software PLC, Stormix Technologies Inc., MacMillan, and Easy Information Technology GMBH are just a few of the companies that have signed redistribution agreements."

"We are thrilled that so many Linux companies have made a commitment to fully support the redistribution and co-packaging of StarOffice 5.2 software," said Tony Hampel, director of marketing, Webtop and Application Software for Sun Microsystems. "By partnering with these companies, we are now able to more quickly deliver our powerful, low-cost office suite directly to Linux users that need an easy-to use office productivity suite."

"OpenLinux users will really benefit from the over 200 new and enhanced features that have been designed to simplify our customers user experience," said Dean Taylor, vice president of marketing for Caldera Systems, Inc. "Sun has improved StarOffice software reliability, stability, and performance, and we are delighted to be partnering with them to deliver it to the Linux community."

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