Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tues - Google & Sun link online to compete with Microsoft

Google and Sun link online to compete with Microsoft. Google and Sun Microsystems have just announced a partnership in which they plan to make available online Sun's word processing and spreadsheet software through Google's websites and toolbars.

In a move that clearly competes head on with Microsoft's Office software package, the project will allow access to Sun's Openoffice files and work on projects from any PC.

Sun's Openoffice is also now a viable alternative to Microsoft's Office after solid reviews for its latest release. Given that Microsoft's Office costs around $300, there should be strong demand for the Sun/Google offering which will presumably be free or cost very little indeed.

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