Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 13:40 UTC
Oracle and SUN A British executive for Sun said on Friday that the release date for the company's StarOffice 8 suite would now be September 12, almost two months later than originally anticipated. The office productivity software sees wide use in the Linux community, and includes word processing and spreadsheet applications.
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A stretch
by on Sun 14th Aug 2005 15:43 UTC

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In the BetaNews article, the paragraph, "However, news surfaced late Thursday that the Microsoft Office alternative lost a large contract, striking a blow to Sun's efforts and raising questions as to the suite's viability outside of the Linux and open source community." seems to be more of an opinion of the article's author, rather than based in any factual evidence.

Yet somehow, that seems to make it into the OSNews headline as "MS Pressure". Precisely what pressure was applied by Microsoft that caused the delay of Star Office 8?

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RE: A stretch
by rm6990 on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:00 in reply to "A stretch"
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2005-07-04

Yet somehow, that seems to make it into the OSNews headline as "MS Pressure". Precisely what pressure was applied by Microsoft that caused the delay of Star Office 8?

Don't you know that exciting headlines, albeit almost never true, generate more ad revenue? MS Pressure is much more exciting than Sun Loses Contract. The first thing I thought when I saw that was that MS had threatened a patent lawsuit or something. So, of course, I click on the story....but it really had nothing exciting. Journalistic ethics are so low nowadays that this is nothing...in-fact, quite normal.

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RE[2]: A stretch
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:35 in reply to "RE: A stretch"
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2005-06-29

Don't you know that exciting headlines, albeit almost never true, generate more ad revenue?

For the millionth time: We do NOT get payed at OSNews! How many times do I have to repeat that before it gets through?

Journalistic ethics are so low nowadays that this is nothing...in-fact, quite normal.

Go complain at BetaNews, *they* supplied the news. Is it my right to change the original author's intentions?

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RE[2]: A stretch
by RGCook on Mon 15th Aug 2005 17:06 in reply to "RE: A stretch"
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2005-07-12

Precisely what pressure? If you can't see the pressure that MS Office exerts on OOo, you my friend are blind. Let's not split hairs under the false pretense of journalistic integrity. For crying out loud, MICROSOFT is the owner and developer of MS Office. That is *Precisely* how they factor into providing pressure.

Rather than microanalyze the freaking headline, just acknowledge the real issue. Pull your head out of the sand and go to war, don't attack us.

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