CRN: Sun Offers Free Linux Software Suite

“Sun Microsystems Inc. declared war on archrival Microsoft Corp.
with its plans to give away a free Office competitor.”

“StarOffice runs on Unix, including Linux, OS/2 and all flavors
of Windows. The no-cost bundle,which includes a word processor,
spreadsheet and presentation software,will spur server sales and
‘expand the market,’ said Sun Chairman and Chief Executive Scott

“Sun made no bones about using Star-Office as an aggressive play
in Linux. Roland Dyroff, chief executive of Suse Linux AG, Munich,
Germany, said his company has bundled 500,000 copies of the suite
with its Linux operating system.”