Washington Post: Sun Thinks It Has the Real StarSep 02, 1999, 20:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Streitfeld)
[ Thanks to Thomas for this link. ]
"... Sun takes direct aim at Microsoft, asserting the newcomer has all the advantages of Microsoft's Office 2000 and is compatible with it but is also compatible with the Linux operating system. Linux is the most significant competitor to Microsoft's Windows in a long time.
"If Sun doesn't mess it up, analysts said, StarOffice could make decisive inroads against Microsoft.
"It's a savvy combination of the next logical step in Sun's vision of networking the computer, and a step which just happens to begin to pull the rug out from Microsoft's business model..."