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BetaNews: Sun Details StarOffice 6

Aug 30, 2001, 15:38 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Worthington)
"This week at LinuxWorld, Sun Microsytems is demonstrating the latest incarnation of its popular StarOffice Suite several weeks after placing a teaser on its Web site to gauge public interest. While details have not yet publicly emerged, BetaNews was able to catch up with Sun to get the scoop on version 6.0.

After a long wait, localized versions featuring support for Asian languages have finally materialized ? something Sun hopes will lead to world wide acceptance. Overall, the focus of this release will be centered on ease of use rather than adding an over abundance of new features. Performance, compatibility, and the introduction of XML as the suite's default file format are among several areas that have received attention by developers.

Set for a public beta in earlier October and release some time in the first quarter of 2002, StarOffice has undergone numerous changes since version 5.2. Sun has made good on it promise to target key areas cited by user feedback, and has opted to remove the much maligned integrated desktop."

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