eWEEK: SuSE Linux Drops StarOffice
Sep 18, 2002, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"German-based SuSE Linux is the latest vendor to drop Sun
Microsystems Inc.'s branded StarOffice 6.0 desktop productivity
suite in favor of the free OpenOffice alternative.
"SuSE on Tuesday confirmed to eWEEK that it had decided not to
include StarOffice 6.0 in SuSE Linux 8.1, the latest version of its
Linux operating system for personal and business computers.
"This move follows Sun's announcement in March that it intended
to charge users for StarOffice 6.0.
"Holger Dyroff , who heads SuSE's U.S. operations, told eWEEK on
Tuesday that cost was the primary factor in its decision not to
include StarOffice with SuSE Linux 8.1 Personal Edition..."