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Free Office Suites, Mac and the Enterprise

Mac fans will soon have access to Mac-native versions of and StarOffice, two free alternatives to Microsoft Office. Both are based on the same code base, though StarOffice isn't licensed as open source. Sun's Louis Suarez-Potts explained the key differences to TMO and what the customer should know before selecting one or the other. The first thing we should know, according to Suarez-Potts, the Community Manager for at Sun Microsystems is that both products are based on the same code base, slight differences are close to zero, and one can use each product on the Mac interchangeably. The key differences are in the branding, packaging and support.

Read the complete article by John Martellaro of The Mac Observer. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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