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CNET News: Microsoft Program Meets Some Resistance

May 10, 2002, 16:00 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"Companies have until July 31 to sign up for the program; some of those on the fence are using the remaining time to consider alternatives, such as the Linux operating system and Sun Microsystems' StarOffice software, said analysts familiar with the contract negotiations between Microsoft and its customers.

"Sun, in fact, plans to rev up interest in StarOffice. On May 22, the company is releasing a new version of StarOffice with pricing changes. Sun Chief Operating Officer Ed Zander has said that some large companies will demonstrate how they have deployed StarOffice in select departments this quarter..."

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