"Sun Microsystems is looking for room to grow on European
desktops, thanks to a deal with German OEM player Markement, which
it said has sold more than one million copies of Sun's StarOffice
productivity suite in the past year.
"Announced as the annual CEBIT technology trade show kicked off
in Hanover, Germany, the Markement deal is seen by Sun as a sign
that its desktop office suite is making strides in markets outside
the United States.
"Markement sells StarOffice to PC manufacturers such Siemens and
Acer, and is part of package called PC Suite that is sold in retail
outlets mostly in Germany.
"'The milestone is significant because it reinforces the message
that StarOffice is gaining significant momentum in the market,'
Manish Punjabi, StarOffice managing director said..."
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