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The Register: Sun Aims to Oust MSOffice from UK Schools

Nov 12, 2002, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Sun is aiming to persuade schools to ditch Microsoft Office in favour of its StarOffice productivity suite, with a marketing campaign launched today.

"The new StarOffice 6.0 education licenses mean that the software is offered at cost (£23 for the a CD, support documents and shipping) to all eligible schools in the UK and Ireland. The package comes without 'forced upgrade paths or multiple user licenses', Sun notes in a clear dig at the Redmond alternative.

"By switching to StarOffice, primary and Secondary schools in the UK and Ireland could collectively save up to £48 million per year on software licenses, Sun estimates. Sun comes by this figure by extrapolating average savings of £2,000 per school from responses to the offer it has received to date..."

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