InfoWorld: Desktop Linux Demand on the Upswing, Sun Says

[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]

“Sun Microsystems Inc. trumpeted its latest desktop Linux
milestone Thursday, declaring that German original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) Markement GmbH had sold over one million units
of its StarOffice productivity suite. But Germany is StarOffice’s
home market–the software has been available form its original
Hamburg-based developer since 1993–and it remains to be seen if
Sun can replicate its success elsewhere.

“Carsten Müller, Sun product marketing manager for desktop
software in Germany, is confident, however, saying that consumers
are hungry for change and now is the time for Linux on the


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