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A Review of StarOffice 9

Nov 18, 2008, 00:31 (0 Talkback[s])

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"While StarOffice is a commercial product, it is completely open-source and based on OpenOffice.org, of which Sun is a sponsor. A license of StarOffice will cost you $35 for the download or $60 for a disc, so the focus of this review will be on why anyone would pay $35, when they can get OpenOffice.org for free."

"My reviewer copy was a mess to install, but I have been assured that there was a problem with these DVDs and that everything will be fixed by release time. On the disc, I received StarOffice 9, Thunderbird (with the Sunbird calendering plugin), Sun’s PDF Import Extension, Sun Presentation Minimizer, Sun Presenter Console, Sun Report Builder, OpenOffice.org eFax Extension, Sun Webblog Publisher, Sun Wiki Publisher, and Sun Professional Template Pack II. The strange thing about all this is that, except for StarOffice 9, all of the software on the disc is stuff you can download for free."

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