Apple and Star Office (Sun)

CNet reports that Apple and Sun are cooperating on a version of Sun's Star Office for Mac OS X.

The partnership is expected to produce a Java-based version of OpenOffice by the end of the year, followed by a commercial StarOffice release sometime in 2003.

"I think you can see OpenOffice running solid on OS X by the end of this calendar year," said Tony Siress, Sun's senior director of desktop marketing solutions.

The article suggests that this may further fracture the Apple-Microsoft relationship which has seen recent tensions, with some rumors suggesting Apple may be bolstering their own offerings with an updated AppleWorks.

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