04. October 2005 · Comments Off on Sun And Google To Team Up Against Microsoft · Categories: Technology

This from Chris Kraeuter at Forbes:

BURLINGAME – In a case of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” Sun Microsystems and Google today teamed up to take a swipe at Microsoft’s desktop dominance.

The deal could be a boon for Sun, which has tried with minimal success to use its open source desktop suite, StarOffice, to put a dent in Microsoft’s (nasdaq: MSFT – news – people ) Office monopoly. With Google’s (nasdaq: GOOG – news – people ) backing and a new market approach, the latest deal is a positive for Sun, but the extent of any long term benefit is unclear.


Google has had no trouble keeping excitement going on its end since before it became a public company, but Sun needs to make sure it continues to capitalize on this opportunity if it is to truly the reap rewards.

Anything that promotes the spread of quality open source sodtware sounds good to me.

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