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PC Week: StarOffice is a worthy alternative [Review]

Sep 08, 1999, 05:01 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Rapoza)

"For the 80 percent of Microsoft Corp. Office users who reportedly use only 20 percent of the suite's functions, Star Office is an excellent fit because it handles all the core feature sets very well. Even power users will find a lot to like in StarOffice.

In tests, PC Week Labs found StarOffice flexible and intuitive, with helpful extras such as a good WYSIWYG HTML editor, a formula editor and a decent image editor."

"Because StarOffice runs on Windows, Solaris, Linux and OS/2 (but not Mac OS), it gives businesses the opportunity not only to standardize on an office suite, but also to provide a standard desktop interface across operating systems."

"We opened and saved files in all standard Office formats, although we did lose some formatting and rich text."

"The download for StarOffice is around 65MB, and the suite takes up about 150MB of disk space—considerably less than most office suites."

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