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The Contra Costa Times: Sun's StarOffice Still Can't Rival Microsoft

Nov 18, 2003, 11:00 (47 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter Mossberg)

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"It has been years since Microsoft had any real competition for its Office productivity suite--the software package that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Once-popular competitors like WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3 have been reduced to tiny niche players.

"But there is a competing office suite that is the darling of those companies, software developers and users who have made hating or battling Microsoft into a sort of religion. It's called StarOffice, and is sold by Sun Microsystems, a maker of high-end hardware and software that is one of Microsoft's biggest critics..."

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