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NewsForge: Now You Can Buy OpenOffice.org in CompUSA

Oct 12, 2004, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Flexiety Software Company has begun selling OpenOffice.org for Windows in 25 CompUSA stores in three major markets: Silicon Valley, Seattle, and Texas. The $49.95 package includes one year of free quarterly updates and one year of online tech support. It is also being sold through Tiger Direct online.

"Customers in those 25 stores--sales will be expanded to all CompUSA stores by 2006--buy the product from ATM-like vending machines from SoftwareToGo. Once they make the selection, they take a printed receipt to a clerk at the store, and within four minutes they have a freshly burned CD or DVD containing their purchase..."

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