Sun Start Office no longer free

CNet: Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice 6.0 will go on sale May 21 with a price of $75.95, the company will announce Wednesday, in a more concerted effort by the server specialist to take on Microsoft’s overwhelmingly dominant Office.
StarOffice 5.2 has been available as a free download since Sun acquired the StarOffice product line in 1999, but Sun said earlier this year it would charge for the new version and provide better support for customers using it. (get the full story)
My spin: Sun’s StarOffice is for sure less than the cost of Microsoft Office….but does it matter, will it bring in that much revenue for Sun or even be used as a loss leader? I doubt it.

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