Sun, ISPs Talk on StarOffice

Sun Microsystems Inc is reportedly talking to major Internet service providers (ISPs) to include its StarOffice productivity suite of office software into the ISPs’ respective services.

According to a Friday report from Computerwire, the Santa Clara, California-based company is hoping to gain 10 percent of the market dominated by Microsoft Corp. and its Office suite by the end of 2004.

The StarOffice software would be a browser-based service priced between $5 to $50 per user per month depending on the level of service, Computerwire reported quoting Mru Patel, business manager for SunONE Desktop Solutions at Sun.

Earlier this year, Sun announced a deal with to include StarOffice in the LindowsOS.