"Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced that
leading Linux companies have signed agreements to redistribute
StarOffice 5.2 software, a powerful, full-featured, multi-platform
office productivity suite. The latest release builds upon Sun's
vision to deliver high quality, no-cost office productivity
software to users of the Solaris operating environment, Linux and
Windows operating systems. Caldera Systems, Inc., Red Hat,
TurboLinux Corp., SuSe, MandrakeSoft, Conectiva Inc., Definite
Software PLC, Stormix Technologies Inc., MacMillan, and Easy
Information Technology GMBH are just a few of the companies that
have signed redistribution agreements."
"We are thrilled that so many Linux companies have made a
commitment to fully support the redistribution and co-packaging of
StarOffice 5.2 software," said Tony Hampel, director of marketing,
Webtop and Application Software for Sun Microsystems. "By
partnering with these companies, we are now able to more quickly
deliver our powerful, low-cost office suite directly to Linux users
that need an easy-to use office productivity suite."
"OpenLinux users will really benefit from the over 200 new and
enhanced features that have been designed to simplify our customers
user experience," said Dean Taylor, vice president of marketing for
Caldera Systems, Inc. "Sun has improved StarOffice software
reliability, stability, and performance, and we are delighted to be
partnering with them to deliver it to the Linux community."
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