German StarOffice Does Boffo Business in GermanyBy Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Posted 2004-03-18 Email Print
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Thanks to German software distributor Markement, Sun has sold more than a million copies of StarOffice in Germany.The sales of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice productivity suite are a shadow of Microsoft Office's. Still, prospects looked brighter Thursday as Sun announced that German OEM software distributor Markement GmbH has sold more than a million copies of StarOffice.
Markement, based in Stuttgart, Germany, sells StarOffice both as a standalone program and as part of its popular PCSuite office bundle. This German productivity package also includes CorelDraw Essentials, Norton Anti-Virus 2004 and Marco Polo TravelRouting Europe 2004, a European travel-planning program.
While StarOffice runs on many operating systems, Markement sells the Windows version.