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Sun Launches StarOffice 8 Suite !!!

Highlighting its OpenDocument compatibility, Sun on Tuesday released the final version of StarOffice 8.At a price of $69.95 USD by download and $99.95 USD for a boxed version of the product, Sun hopes that StarOffice’s lower overall cost will draw users in.The latest version of the suite, which is based on OpenOffice.org 2.0, offers bug fixes, a more MS Office-like UI and better compatibility with Office documents. “We have focused a lot on the Microsoft Office compatibility,” StarOffice senior product manager Iyer Ventkesan.

“The enhanced interoperability of StarOffice 8 makes it a comprehensive, cross-platform office productivity suite that offers that meets the needs of both home and office users for a fraction of the cost of competitive products,” John Loiacono, executive vice president of the Software Group at Sun said.

The openness of StarOffice 8 is a point of pride for the company. “We are the first communications office suite to use the OASIS OpenDocument format,” Ventkesan boasted. He added that the program had used XML as its default format since 2002 and StarOffice 6.

(via BetaNews)

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