Sun, Google Form Alliance

Speculation is mounting ahead of Tuesday's upcoming announcement of a new relationship between Sun Microsystems and Google, but the most attention is going to the possibility of a software-related deal.

Some commentators approached by eWEEK said they would not be surprised if the search giant formalizes its plan to take aim at Microsoft Corp. and announces that it has agreed to distribute a version of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarOffice desktop productivity software.

Others have speculated that Google Inc. might announce a desktop productivity offering of its own, "Google Office," based on StarOffice or the open-source version.

Others are touting the possibility of a Google operating system that will be based on OpenSolaris or the Sun Java Desktop System. Sun, Google Form Alliance

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