eWeek: Office Alternatives Explore Server-Based Apps

“While Microsoft quietly pursues developing new servers for its
Microsoft Office applications, Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice and the
open-source OpenOffice.org are taking another route with their
applications. Citing security, portability and deployment benefits,
both see offering server-based applications as a future option.

“In fact, Sun took it so seriously that it went down this path
several years ago…”