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Financial Times: SUN: Software group challenges Microsoft

Aug 31, 1999, 17:37 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Louise Kehoe)

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"Sun Microsystems is to offer word processing, spreadsheets and other popular office software as a free internet service, in a bid to change radically the way these products are distributed and used.

"The move, which the computer and software company will announce in New York today, could constitute a serious challenge to Microsoft..."

"It may also signal a rapid restructuring of the entire software industry."

""Sun is shaking up the [software] industry by offering a comparable office suite to Microsoft Office for free..."

"Sun said it would work with internet service providers and others over the next few months to transform Star Office into a set of web-hosted services."

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