StarOffice Now Free From Sun

Wednesday September 1st, 1999

Oliver Strutynski writes, "Sun has aquired the German software company Star-Division and is now giving away their product, StarOffice, for free. They also plan to release the source code under a 'community license'. Star-Office is an MS Office compatible office software running on a variety of platforms including Win32, Solaris, OS/2 and Linux."

From what I recall, StarOffice was free to individuals before Sun's purchase of StarDivision, but the release of the source code is a great step.

#13 This Puppy's HUGE

by Anon

Thursday September 2nd, 1999 6:38 AM

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The Java version is quite different... As far as I understand, it is supposed to load classes dynamically as they are needed, and to keep lots of the code running only on the server side.