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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the scotland police thing
by butters on Mon 15th Aug 2005 00:23 UTC
butters
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2005-07-08

I read the article last week that spotlighted the move back to MS Office by the (one department/precinct of the) scotland police. One thing that bothered me was that the article skirted around the idea that MS offered some unspecified (financial/support/incentive-based) assistance tied to the reverse-migration. There was some hinting going on in the quotes from the police department, but the journalist chose not to explore this angle.

With so many entities switching from MS to non-MS solutions receiving only summary coverage in the media (analyst reports, etc.), is MS banking on "facilitating" higher-profile reverse switchers as a promising new source of FUD? Or am I reading too much into this?

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