More On The Free Software Wars

Sun Microsystems Inc.'s strategy of acquiring StarOffice and distributing it for free is a serious threat to Microsoft Corp. and is ironically similar to what Microsoft did to Netscape Communications ("Free software from anywhere?" News: Analysis & Commentary, Sept. 13). Netscape had a 90%+ share of the browser market, and Microsoft's response was to give away a similar product, Explorer. Today, Microsoft Office has a high market share, and Sun will give away a similar product.

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