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Google and Sun form partnership

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Sun and Google are hoping for a flush fit
    Google and Sun Microsystems have joined forces to challenge the dominance of Microsoft's Office software.
    Google aims to "explore opportunities to promote" Sun's OpenOffice software. Those downloading Sun's Java program will be offered Google's toolbar.

    Word processing and spreadsheet products are some of Microsoft's biggest sales generators, earning the company $11bn (£6.3bn) last year.

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4310474.stm
  2. it could work. offices are MS weak point as people don't really care as much about the software's layout etc as they expect to be doing new things. MS home programs will still be a solid subscriber base as people are used to them far too much.

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