OpenOffice.org 2.0 Has Edge over Its StarOffice 8 Cousin
"When eWEEK Labs recently reviewed StarOffice 8, we were
impressed by its broad platform support and low cost—two
measures by which the Sun Microsystems Inc. office productivity
suite edges out Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office 2003 but
falls short compared with its open-source sibling, OpenOffice.org
" OpenOffice.org's latest update includes a database that
matches Microsoft's popular and competing Access database, experts
"'It's definitely a big deal,' said Stephen O'Grady, an analyst
at the IT analysis firm RedMonk. 'Now with the [OpenOffice.org
Base], although I have not evaluated it to the extent that I can
call it 100 percent at functional parity with Access, the interface
is just as usable as Access. It's quite nice...'"
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