CNET News: Microsoft Program Meets Some Resistance
May 10, 2002, 16:00 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)
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"Companies have until July 31 to sign up for the program; some
of those on the fence are using the remaining time to consider
alternatives, such as the Linux operating system and Sun
Microsystems' StarOffice software, said analysts familiar with the
contract negotiations between Microsoft and its customers.
"Sun, in fact, plans to rev up interest in StarOffice. On May
22, the company is releasing a new version of StarOffice with
pricing changes. Sun Chief Operating Officer Ed Zander has said
that some large companies will demonstrate how they have deployed
StarOffice in select departments this quarter..."