Can StarOffice 7 compete with Microsoft Office? Summary: CNET's Brian Cooley looks under the hood at the latest version of Sun's StarOffice 7, touted as a leaner and less-expensive alternative to the widely adopted Microsoft Office suite. November 5, 2003 -- 19:05 GMT (11:05 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topic: Microsoft Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.