Sun patchvertising OpenOffice with Java update

Summary:Just call it patch-vertising.Spotted over at Vladville, Sun is advertising OpenOffice in pop-up alerts for Java security patches.

Sun patchvertising OpenOffice
Just call it patch-vertising.

Spotted over at Vladville, Sun is advertising OpenOffice in pop-up alerts for Java security patches.

Clicking on the pop-up brings up a dialog box with a "More information" link to the free, open-source productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Office.

While there's nothing wrong with using every opportunity to promote a piece of software, Sun has to be careful that end users will see "get OpenOffice FREE!" text and simply ignore the update, thinking it's an advertisement.

Topics: Collaboration, Open Source, Oracle, Software

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