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New This has been cleared up by SUN
[link|http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/09/15/213216|...Sun denies report it is 'selling out' OpenOffice]
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New What do you expect them to say?
Yes we sold out to Microsoft??? The fact is that Star Office is a desktop application, something that Sun does not do very well and a category of applications that they not been interested in, in the past. Sun is not exactly rolling in money and if they do need to cut back they would cut Star Office before cutting either Solaris or Java. Sun bought Star Office when they were rolling in cash in the late 1990's to annoy Microsoft. Sun has reached a point where they can't afford the luxury of maintaining a product just to annoy Microsoft.
     Sun to dump Star/Open Office as part of the Microsoft deal - (bluke) - (7)
         Are you serious? - (jake123) - (1)
             They don't have to. - (imric)
         This has been cleared up by SUN - (folkert) - (1)
             What do you expect them to say? - (bluke)
         by Dvorak. Should have known. -NT - (altmann) - (1)
             And I liked his last line, too. - (static)
         Saw that coming - (Steven A S)

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