TMP Company: Conserving Costs with StarOffice Software
Running Multiple Applications Crash Free
The TMP Company, a small Seattle distribution firm, is reporting saving
$1,000 per employee by switching over from a Microsoft Office/Windows setup
to a Linux system using Sun's StarOffice software. But vice president
Tim Payne also reports that he now has no problems running multiple applications
with the new combination.
Transition of Additional VERITAS File System 4-Tier Upgrade Licenses
For Large Enterprise Computing Environments
The transitioning of the last four-tier licenses for the VERITAS File
System has been announced. This completes the implementation of the
nine-tier license structure for both VERITAS Volume Manager and VERITAS
File System. The last order date will be February 14, 2003, while the last
ship date is May 16, 2003.
Sun Releases New Versions of Rehosting Software
Migration from IBM and PCM to Solaris OE Made Easier
With the release of Sun ONE Mainframe Transaction Processing
software 8.0, Sun ONE Mainframe Batch Manager software 10.0 and
Sun ONE 3270 Pathway 2.0 (formerly known as Sun 3270 Pathway
software), the migration of applications running on IBM and PCM to Sun
systems running the Solaris 8 and 9 Operating Environment (Solaris
OE) can be rehostied with little or no change.
StarOffice 5.2 Application Suite Being Transitioned
Replacement: StarOffice 6.0 Application Suite
Sun has announced the end-of-life (EOL) for StarOffice 5.2
Application Suite. In May, Sun announced StarOffice 6.0 and
StarSuite 6.0 Office Suite, part of the Sun ONE software
offerings. This announcement removes 12 languages. The last order date
is February 14, 2003, while the last ship date is May 16, 2003.
OASIS Members Collaborate on Open XML-based File Format Specification
For Text, Spreadsheets, Charts and Graphs
Members of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured
Information Standards (OASIS) consortium have formed a technical
committee to advance an open, XML-based file format specification for
office applications. The new OASIS Open Office XML Format Technical
Committee brings together representatives throughout the industry
committed to establishing standard data interoperability for office
applications. Their work will be suitable for documents containing
text, spreadsheets, charts and graphs and will retain high-level
information for editing.