With its latest version, Sun Microsystems is adding native Mac support to its StarOffice productivity suite.
The software, a distant rival to Microsoft's dominant Office package, sells for $35 to individuals and $25 for each user inside a business.
StarOffice 9 is open-source and its code is shared with OpenOffice.org 3.0, which was released last month.
In addition to adding the Apple support, StarOffice 9 can also read the Open XML file formats that Microsoft introduced with Office 2007, but StarOffice cannot write files back into those formats.
Sun may add that ability if the market requires … Read more