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TechWeb: Sun Commits To Star Desktop, Preps Portal

Oct 14, 1999, 20:16 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guy Middleton)

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"Sun is to release an update to StarOffice that would let users easily transfer data to Web-hosted StarPortal services, said Star Office's founder Thursday..."

"Without the capability to synch existing data with what is being hosted you're not going to get far," said Jon Collins, senior analyst at Bloor Research. "Tools like this are the migration path between the two technologies..."

"Although Sun has released desktop versions of Star Office Sun president Ed Zander said the key reason for its acquisition of Star Division was for its portal technology which let office applications be deployed, cross platform, over the Web."

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