Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:27 UTC
Features, Office Over the weekend, Oracle basically announced its defeat in the competition with the community-created fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle will cease all commercial development of OpenOffice, and will turn it into a purely community-based project.
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Solaris Desktop
by Macrat on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:55 UTC
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Since Sun used Solaris on all employee desktops, they needed an Office package and bought StarOffice. Secondary to company use, they tried to sell it along with server contracts trying to convert customers from MS Windows/Office desktops to Sun SuRay/StarOffice stations.

OpenOffice was created as the "demo/free" version of StarOffice as a try-and-buy attempt to attract business.

Opinions vary on the success. :-)

With that in mind, note that Oracle desktops are Windows/Office. Not really a value add to keep OpenOffice around.

Edited 2011-04-18 21:57 UTC

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