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The German IT news ticker “Heise news” reports that Sun seems to
have purchased the German software vendor Stardivision (maker of
StarOffice for Linux). Supposedly, contracts have already been
signed, Heise reports. No official word from both parties, though.
German-born Sun cofounder Andreas von Bechtolsheim has been
investing in StarDivision since 1992. Sun has been pre-installing
StarOffice on its Solaris workstations since 1997.