Sun Extends Office Alternative to Solaris x86 PlatformBy Peter Galli | Posted 2004-02-04 Email Print
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Sun Microsystems on Wednesday released a version of its StarOffice 7 office productivity suite for the Solaris x86 platform. Company reports platform is capturing new desktops away from Microsoft.Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday released a version of its StarOffice 7 office productivity suite for the Solaris x86 platform.
StarOffice 7 for the Solaris operating system x86 platform is priced at $79.95 and is available via download. The software is targeted at those customers wanting an alternative to the Microsoft Windows desktop solution.
Today's announcement underscores Sun's continuing commitment to offer customers choice while addressing the growing worldwide demand for alternative desktop solutions, John Loiacono, Sun vice president of operating platforms, told eWeek in an interview on Wednesday.
This follows Sun's recent announcement of a multimillion dollar deal with Sourcenext Corp., a leading Japanese computer products distributor, to provide the Japanese version of StarOffice, known as StarSuite 7, to 15,000 retail locations in Japan and via Internet downloads.