Sun Offers Desktop Software Free to Educators

Following the acquisition of Star Division Corp. by Sun Microsystems, Inc., Sun is releasing StarOffice 5.1, a full-featured personal productivity suite that runs on Solaris, Linux, Windows and OS/2 platforms, and is available in eight languages. StarOffice 5.1 provides Microsoft Office compatible word processing, spreadsheet, graphic design, presentations, HTML editor, e-mail/news reader, scheduler, and database functions. The product, offered free to the education community, is a powerful, cross-platform office productivity suite. Open APIs and file formats allow for seamless integration with existing applications. Educators requesting the product will get a special Education Agreement for unlimited distribution within a school or district. Sun Microsystems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, (800) 555-9SUN,www.sun.com/staroffice.

Following the acquisition of Star Division Corp. by Sun Microsystems, Inc., Sun is releasing StarOffice 5.1, a full-featured personal productivity suite that runs on Solaris, Linux, Windows and OS/2 platforms, and is available in eight languages. StarOffice 5.1 provides Microsoft Office compatible word processing, spreadsheet, graphic design, presentations, HTML editor, e-mail/news reader, scheduler, and database functions. The product, offered free to the education community, is a powerful, cross-platform office productivity suite. Open APIs and file formats allow for seamless integration with existing applications. Educators requesting the product will get a special Education Agreement for unlimited distribution within a school or district. Sun Microsystems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, (800) 555-9SUN,www.sun.com/staroffice.

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.

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