Australian Broadcast Corp: Microsoft to offer Office software on the Internet

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Microsoft Corp has revealed plans to offer its top-selling
Office software as a service on the Internet.

“The move comes just days after Microsoft rival, Sun
Microsystems Inc, announced plans to offer word processing,
spreadsheets and other office applications on the Internet free of

“Mr Ballmer played down the threat posed by StarOffice, the
package produced by Star Division Corp, which Sun recently