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.

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by mstearne <>

Thursday September 2nd, 1999 11:46 PM

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Wow, on the webcast Sun spoke a little more highly of it. I ordered a disk and would like to check it out. I don't use Office programs really at all except for a little time tracking in Excel and various bullshit Word documents. What does it do to your desktop? Is this feature optional, and is it on Linux too?