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ComputerWorld: Comdex interview: Let StarOffice be free

Nov 17, 1999, 18:55 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clare Haney)

"Q: How does the acquisition of StarDivision benefit Sun?"

"A: Sun has had StarOffice for the last two and half months, and it fills a major gap in our dot-com software architecture. Contrary to what people might think, the move is not to make Microsoft unhappy. It's good for Sun because it makes its money selling servers and storage...."

"Q: Do you really think people will move in mass numbers to StarOffice?"

"A: Over 1.1 million people have downloaded 65M bytes [the size of StarOffice] over the Net, and you better believe that generates far more than 1.1 million users. Of course people will use it. Not one of the Fortune 1,000 companies isn't evaluating StarOffice."

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