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.
#17 Bought it
Thursday September 2nd, 1999 10:03 AM
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I bought a copy on CD for $9.95 plus shipping from Sun's site. That's nothing to be able to have it on CD. MS Office 2000 Std is $440, Corel and Lotus is around $270 (Heh, no monopoly pricing by MS, now is there?). I plan on sharing it with my friends, relatives, and business associates. I do hope for a Mac version, as I'm preparing to move from WinNT4 to MacOSX on a G4 in the next year.