"Sun is hinging its bets on StarOffice 6.1 fitting the bill for
the enterprise sector, making an early product preview available
for a public beta test.
"This interim StarOffice release is geared towards businesses,
and is being issued conjointly with a software development kit
(SDK) aimed at allowing customers to develop custom solutions. Such
a move will help StarOffice grow horizontally, enabling Sun to
better compete with Microsoft and Corel.
"To assist with deployments on a massive scale, Sun has added a
new configuration manager to StarOffice that aids in installing and
managing the product. Support for accessibility needs is now
available, fulfilling a key requirement to win bids on government