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Computerworld.NZ: Users Beginning to Consider StarOffice

May 07, 2002, 13:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Thibodeau)

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"End-user unrest over Microsoft's enterprise licensing plan may prompt some companies to move from the Microsoft Office suite to rival Sun Microsystems' personal productivity suite, StarOffice, according to Gartner.

"Stamford, Connecticut-based Gartner estimates that StarOffice has a better-than-even chance of taking 10% of the office productivity suite market at Microsoft's expense by the end of 2004.

"Michael Silver, a Gartner analyst, says some firms are beginning to weigh the cost and licensing terms of Microsoft's Office against StarOffice's improving compatibility with Microsoft file formats and its expected lower pricing..."

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