Sony ships Star Office

Sony has become the first major supplier to ship Sun's Star Office 6.0 software suite on its PCs in a move that could precipitate...

Sony has become the first major supplier to ship Sun's Star Office 6.0 software suite on its PCs in a move that could precipitate a major challenge to Microsoft's monopoly on the desktop.

"It is a fairly predictable play. Microsoft Works was obviously proving too costly," said IDC research manager Andy Brown. However, while the move makes sense from the point of view of both Sun and Sony it is unlikely to turn the heads of many users, said Brown.

Sun said it is planning to creep into the enterprise desktop space by first attracting consumers. But Brown is not convinced.

"I still do not think that your average It manager would be happy to implement Star Office on a widespread basis," he said.

Read more on Collaboration software and productivity software

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close