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osOpinion: The Sun rises: zero cost commercial software as a business model

Jul 14, 2000, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xavier Basora)

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"Sun has hit on a compelling business strategy when it bought Star Division and decided to give customers choice with respect to Star Office: give it away free or for a price get it on CD with some additional documentation."

"How compelling is Sun's business model? Enough to convince Suite602 to give away its suite free of charge for commercial and on-commercial use while you pay for the add ons. Power desk offers a similar choice: download a free edition or for a nominal price get the deluxe edition on CD."

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