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internetnews.com: Sun Sees StarOffice on More Euro Desktops

Mar 19, 2004, 21:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ron Miller)

"Sun Microsystems is looking for room to grow on European desktops, thanks to a deal with German OEM player Markement, which it said has sold more than one million copies of Sun's StarOffice productivity suite in the past year.

"Announced as the annual CEBIT technology trade show kicked off in Hanover, Germany, the Markement deal is seen by Sun as a sign that its desktop office suite is making strides in markets outside the United States.

"Markement sells StarOffice to PC manufacturers such Siemens and Acer, and is part of package called PC Suite that is sold in retail outlets mostly in Germany.

"'The milestone is significant because it reinforces the message that StarOffice is gaining significant momentum in the market,' Manish Punjabi, StarOffice managing director said..."

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