"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..."
"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..."
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