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Wired: Sun Move Raises MS Eyebrows

Sep 02, 1999, 20:46 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joanna Glasner)

"Two days after rival Sun Microsystems unveiled a plan to publish word processing and spreadsheet applications for free over the Web, Microsoft executives said they're considering a similar strategy.

'We certainly will have Web-based office productivity services,' Microsoft President Steve Ballmer said during a press conference Thursday morning, when asked whether the company plans to offer its top-selling Office software line over the Web."

"The mere fact that Microsoft... is considering such a move could mark a sea change in the market for providing popular software for office-type applications."

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