"The best thing about Sun's StarOffice 7 is that it's virtually
a clone of Microsoft Office, the defacto standard business software
today. The worst thing about Sun's StarOffice is that it's--well,
you get the idea--virtually a clone of Microsoft's Office, the
defacto standard business software today.
"Every business desk today needs some kind of productivity
suite, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation
software. Microsoft's Office products are highly entrenched in this
category, to the point where here at LinuxDevices.com, we receive
documents every day from Linux companies in Microsoft Office's
proprietary binary formats. Usually, such documents are press
releases, which are every bit as amenable to 7-bit ASCII as to
Microsoft's *.doc format, a closed, binary format that essentially
holds your information hostage..."
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