Sony dumps Microsoft for StarOffice

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In an interesting move, Sony has [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1040-976239.html]announced[/URL] they will switch from Microsoft Office and Works packages to use Sun's StarOffice on some PC models shipping in Europe.

Sun seems to be getting a lot of attention lately with the latest version of the StarOffice bundle which is touted to take over Corel's WordPerfect Suite market share and hurt Microsoft's a bit, too. More manufacturers could follow if Sony's move is successful, as cutting costs is a priority on today's flooded PC market...

Heh, like I heard somewhere else earlier this week, it'd seem that not being Microsoft is a complete marketing tool by itself, though it's important to highlight that Sun have a solid, not yet perfect Office Suite with [URL=http://wwws.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/6.0/]StarOffice 6.0[/URL].

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