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Three from ZDNet: "Replacing Microsoft Office"

May 16, 2002, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Farber, Todd Volz, Jonathan Blackwood)

Considering OpenOffice.org

"A few weeks ago I joined the free software camp, replacing my trusty and mostly reliable, Microsoft Office with the 1.0 release of OpenOffice.org... My verdict so far: OpenOffice.org rates a 7 on a scale of 10 from the perspective of an individual user untethered from corporate manacles..."

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OpenOffice.org--The People's StarOffice

"You may be wondering, if a free version of StarOffice still exists, why anyone should bother paying for it. Although OpenOffice.org is based on the same source code, APIs and file formats from StarOffice 6.0, the source that Sun released to the GNU Lesser Public License (LPGL) lacks several components found in the StarOffice suite..."

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StarOffice Suite May be Bitter Pill for MS to Swallow

"Anyone who was paying attention as Microsoft wasted Lotus, WordPerfect, and then Corel in the office-suite contest, might well wonder what in the world Sun is thinking by trying seriously to rejoin the contest with its StarOffice 6.0 product at this late date..."

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