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eWEEK: SuSE Linux Drops StarOffice

Sep 18, 2002, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"German-based SuSE Linux is the latest vendor to drop Sun Microsystems Inc.'s branded StarOffice 6.0 desktop productivity suite in favor of the free OpenOffice alternative.

"SuSE on Tuesday confirmed to eWEEK that it had decided not to include StarOffice 6.0 in SuSE Linux 8.1, the latest version of its Linux operating system for personal and business computers.

"This move follows Sun's announcement in March that it intended to charge users for StarOffice 6.0.

"Holger Dyroff , who heads SuSE's U.S. operations, told eWEEK on Tuesday that cost was the primary factor in its decision not to include StarOffice with SuSE Linux 8.1 Personal Edition..."

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