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OpenOffice.org Free Software Proves a Success at WalMart

“Delegates gathered in Barcelona, Spain for the OpenOffice.org
Annual Conference heard how their software has proved a hit with a
whole new market segment in the US. In a keynote speech, Community
Manager Louis Suarez-Potts reported on a successful experiment
carried out by PC manufacturer Everex. Following extensive product
testing, Everex had taken the innovative step of including
OpenOffice.org software on a range of PCs for sale through the
WalMart chain. The eco-friendly range was launched in July, aimed
at the US ‘back to school’ market, with a price tag of just
$298…”


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