Linked by Adam S on Mon 26th Sep 2005 20:31 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Iyer Venkatesan, Product line manager for StarOffice at Sun Microsystems. He spoke to me at length about StarOffice 8, which will be released tomorrow. Read on for a summary of the interview, and be sure to check out the review at Newsforge as well.
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I use it...
by Bobmeister on Mon 26th Sep 2005 23:57 UTC
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2005-07-06

I use StarOffice and I'm a home user. It IS the same code as OpenOffice, but the "extras" are worth it...and it's easy to keep updated with patches throughout the life cycle. StarOffice 7 was a pleasure, so I have no problem shelling out a nominal amount for this fine office suite. Combine the provided clip-art and other things with templates (and add OpenClipArt too, if you like) there is plenty here that OpenOffice doesn't provide out of the box.

Now with the Open Document Format, things are even better. So, there are some people willing to spend a little for a piece of software...and the comment about Office 95 is pretty stupid. Some people DUMPED MS Office altogether because of the irritations and problems with it.

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