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eWeek: Sun Set to Release StarOffice Beta

Mar 07, 2003, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. will release the first beta of StarOffice 6.1 next week, further heating up the competitive war in the office desktop productivity market.

"News of the upcoming StarOffice 6.1 beta, which is focused on the corporate and enterprise customer, follows that from Corel Corp., which on Wednesday unveiled the first beta of WordPerfect Office 11, expected to be available in North America late next month...

"Sun's product line manager for StarOffice, Iyer Venkatesan, told eWEEK in an interview Thursday that the first StarOffice 6.1 beta will be available as a free download for the general public, but will be limited to 50,000 participants. 'We are screening participants in the first beta to make sure all the platforms and languages are fully represented...'"

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Sun.com: StarOffice 6.1 Beta Program Announced(Feb 05, 2003)