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CNET News: Free OpenOffice for Mac Users

Oct 16, 2002, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

" Sun Microsystems released the first beta of OpenOffice, the open-source sibling of its StarOffice package, for Mac OS X computers on Monday. The release coincides with the OpenOffice group's two-year anniversary...

"Meanwhile, Microsoft has recently taken steps to make the sticker price of its Mac Office suite more palatable, launching a $199 promotion that allows new Mac buyers to buy Office for half the price of a full copy.

"The Mac version of OpenOffice is a milestone for open-source programmers working on their own. Sun had been working on a Mac OS X version, but in 2001 withdrew and turned the work over to the open-source community instead..."

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