StarOffice 8 Is Offices Toughest Rival Yet

StarOffice 8— the latest version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s inexpensive, cross-platform office productivity suite—stands up better than ever next to Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office in terms of features, extensibility and compatibility.

In eWeek Labs' tests of StarOffice 8, we were pleased with the suite's word processing (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), presentation (Impress) and database (Base) functions. In addition, we experienced generally good results opening and creating Microsoft Office-formatted documents with StarOffice.

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However, whether StarOffice 8 can succeed as a wholesale or partial replacement for Microsoft Office will depend on the organization thinking about making the switch. eWEEK Labs Review: StarOffice 8

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