Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2005 19:12 UTC
Oracle and SUN "StarOffice 8, the latest version of Sun's inexpensive, cross-platform office productivity suite, stands up better than ever next to Microsoft's market-leading Office in terms of features, extensibility and compatibility. In eWeek's tests of StarOffice 8, we were pleased with the suite's word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database functions. In addition, we experienced generally good results opening and creating Microsoft Office-formatted documents with StarOffice."
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by Clinton on Wed 28th Sep 2005 21:00 UTC in reply to "And..."
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You may be right. For the last few revisions of Word, it seems that the biggest selling point was the menues were rearranged to "help you be more productive" and that was enough to entice people to buy (of course, in 2003 they added the color speedbump looking thing for all your menu icons to ride on - yay! Where's my checkbook?)

I've seen the new interface. I don't know if it will be enough to entice people to upgrade though. It reminds me of a high-gloss version of Delphi's IDE.

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