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CNET: Is StarOffice for everyone? (Sun Speaks on StarOffice vs. MS Office)

Sep 21, 2001, 00:48 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Siress)

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"With the rising cost of office-productivity software, many small businesses are asking themselves whether investing in yet another upgrade is really necessary. And tight budgets are causing school districts to wonder whether there's an alternative to the pricey software they thought was so essential.

With the start of the beta review process for StarOffice 6.0 right around the corner and general availability expected early in the new year, these customers could find their alternative in an office suite from Sun Microsystems.

StarOffice is aimed at cost-constrained customers who want a full-featured office productivity suite while retaining compatibility with Microsoft Office files or, more importantly, who want to put their money into revenue-generating projects rather than office software. That's why small businesses, home offices, educational and government organizations, and consumers are receptive to the value of StarOffice."

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