The Register: Sun to buy Linux competitor to MS Office?

“Sun is poised to buy German software company StarDivision,
according to Germany’s c’t.
The magazine says that a deal is
rumoured to be ready to roll next month…”

“StarOffice is StarDivision’s major product, a potential
Microsoft Office rival available in numerous flavours, including
Solaris, Linux and OS/2. StarDivision offered StarOffice free for
personal users late last year, but although it won substantial
publicity and large numbers of downloads as the Open Source
movement came to prominence, the suite hasn’t carved an obvious
slice of the market for itself.”