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.

#14 StarOffice Now Free From Sun

by mstearne <>

Thursday September 2nd, 1999 9:29 AM

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I wound up buying the free $16.95 CD. For $9.95 for Shipping and Handling they better wrap it in silk :-). But I believe (hope) that the CD comes with the Linux and the Win32 version. This allows me to avoid 120MB download of the versions. Plus I can install it on other computers and to get the word out. Also, is there a Mac version planned?