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CNET News: Sun Muddies StarOffice Plans for OS X

Aug 02, 2002, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Wilcox)

"Sun Microsystems, in an e-mail sent to an open-source mailing list Thursday, backpedaled on working with Apple Computer on the development of a Mac OS X version of StarOffice.

"In the e-mail, Tony Siress, Sun's senior director of desktop marketing solutions, wrote that 'Sun does not have a partnership with Apple Computer to develop StarOffice for Mac OS X and is not planning a Java StarOffice that would run on Mac OS X."'

"The e-mail would appear to contradict statements Siress made to CNET News.com in an interview on July 26 about Sun's plans to release a commercial version of StarOffice for Mac OS X as early as next year. In that interview, Siress said that Sun was working on the product with the cooperation of Apple..."

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