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Do You Really Need Sun Weblog Publisher?

Apr 28, 2007, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"Suddenly, every application on the desktop seems to be adding a blogging extension. Sun Microsystems' offering is the Sun Weblog Publisher (SWP) for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. SWP is easy to install and start using, but the translation between the Writer word processor and the markup language used on blogging sites is not as smooth as it should be, and the options for uploading entries are more limited than they should be.

"The Sun Weblog Publisher is available for download for $10 from the Sun Global Specials Store. Running on GNU/Linux, Solaris, and Windows, it is available in English and German versions under an end user license agreement that, while granting broad permissions for use on workstations or networks, restricts not only freedoms to copy and modify but also to publish benchmarks and comparisons and to use the software in a nuclear facility..."

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