News Burst: Sun spots move into Microsoft's Office space

Summary:Unix stalwart Sun Microsystems has confirmed its acquisition of office suite software specialist Star Division, and has decided to offer flagship StarOffice 5.1 applications for immediate free download.

Arch-rival Microsoft was already expected to be wary of the acquisition, which more than hinted at a move by Sun into the office software space -- an area dominated by Microsoft's ubiquitous Office suites.

See full story.

Topics: Hardware

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.