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BW: Sun's Free StarOffice Suite Surpasses One Million Downloads in Two Months

Nov 09, 1999, 15:47 (3 Talkback[s])

"Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced today that more than 1,000,000 copies of StarOffice(TM) 5.1 software have been downloaded in the nine weeks since Sun introduced this product line to the market and announced the purchase of the privately-held Star Division Corporation of Fremont, California."

"In addition, over 500,000 copies of this full-featured, interoperable, multi-platform office productivity suite have been bundled with a variety of PC, Linux, and other manufacturers/distributors and over 500,000 promotional copies of StarOffice software have been circulated worldwide."

"The overwhelming response of the market is a testament to customer demand for choice and quality in desktop productivity tools," said Marco Boerries, vice president and general manager, Webtop and Application Software, Sun Microsystems. "Sun is changing the rules for how we work, taking office software into the 'dot-com' age and every one of the two million plus users who now have access to StarOffice 5.1 software will automatically be portal-ready for the StarPortal(TM) software initiative."

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