"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."