Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: Sean Witham <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2002 11:11:58
On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Sean Witham wrote:

> If they are going to charge for the right to use it (and not just the
> right to gain support) then MS windows users may as well just buy MS
> office. They will have better interoprability with all the other MS
> windows users with office and have something they are use to...

=09Depends on the cost. Office XP Pro is around =A3300. Thats pretty
=09much the same cost as an entry level machine with Windows minus

=09For people who really do not want to pay there is always
=09OpenOffice. I use the version in pkgsrc and its workable
=09though obviously still a development version. Certainly more
=09useful than gnumeric... if slower.
=09=09David/absolute=09=09-- No hype required --