Well, it’s all a bit vague at the moment, with no links to anything substantial – but if the Inquirer and the Brisbane Courier Mail (talk about bizzare places to get a scoop!) are to be believed, then the Sun Google partnership announced earlier this week is bigger than they initially admitted…
According to the Inquirer:
GOOGLE has confirmed that it will launch free
spreadsheetand word-processingsoftware online and take on Microsoftin one of its biggest markets.
Under the deal,
OpenOfficefrom a toolbar.
The Courier Mail describes it thus:
Search engine Google has declared war on Microsoft, announcing plans to launch free spreadsheet and word-processing software online.
It then goes on to mention the details of the original deal:
Google has joined forces with US-based technology giant
SunMicrosystems to allow web users to access Sun’s OpenOffice from any personal computer.
Sun will offer Google’s search toolbar with downloads of its free
Javasoftware, which now powers more than 2.5 billion gadgets around the globe, including 700 million PCs.
but there’s no links to < quote > yesterday’s announcement < /quote > to be found in the article…… suffice to say, I remain sceptical – but hopeful…..
Just imagine, online office – storage integrated with your