View Full Version : Anybody Here Use StarOffice 6.0?

01-12-2003, 06:58 AM
Does anyone use Star Office 6.0? If so, what do you think of it?

I currently use Star Office 5.2, which was free. Overall I like it, but find some things awkward, and it's stability could be improved.

My question is - is it worth me paying $75 for Star Office 6.0, or stick with 5.2 for the time being?

01-12-2003, 07:01 AM
What the hell is StarOffice? Sounds like some retard TV show.

01-12-2003, 07:09 AM
StarOffice? It's Sun's Office package, I suppose you could say it's equivalent to MS Office. The older 5.2 version used to be completely free to download & use, but they now charge for the new version.

01-12-2003, 08:32 AM
Just tried out OpenOffice, available at


It is built on the original StarOffice 5.2 source, and is LGPL. However, it seems an imporovement over Star Office 5.2. I think I like this.

01-12-2003, 10:44 AM
I use open office. I'm not exactly one of those word processing power users, but it fits my needs just fine.

01-12-2003, 01:29 PM
I'm using OpenOffice and it's very good.

For example u can create the whole M$ stuff, PowerPoint presentations......

And it's free and u can use it for Windows and for Linux.

01-12-2003, 01:43 PM
sooner or later we won't need Windows anymore!

01-12-2003, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Aran Elus
sooner or later we won't need Windows anymore!

I wouldnt mind seeing that day. But I do think its a little far fetched.

I have used star office before, it was good, I think I will try the new openoffice Davros expected. I dont use M$ word that often, but not using it at all would be better :D

01-15-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Aran
sooner or later we won't need Windows anymore!

I already don't need Windows...

01-15-2003, 07:11 PM
notice the we. The 'we' means all people. I am very aware that some people haven't used MS on their home systems for years.