A growing number of end users are migrating to Sun
Microsystems' StarOffice product suite and other alternatives after
the recent changes to Microsoft licensing rules left users upset.
Marc Englaro, director of project management consultancy, System
Integration Services International (Si2) said his company is seeing
a surge of interest in the StarOffice product suite from their
Englaro said a number of his clients are evaluating StarOffice
and open source alternatives, with five of Si2's customers in pilot
"We are also evaluating StarOffice and other alternatives for
our customers. The recent change in Microsoft's licensing rules was
a big trigger and has upset a lot of people who are now looking for
alternatives. Users are not happy that they are being forced into
regular upgrades. In our evaluation, we are looking at how open
source solutions compare when it comes to change management, and
the training involved etcetera," Englaro said.
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