Sun buys office software maker Star Division

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Palo Alto, Calif.--Sun Microsystems has acquired Fremont, Calif.-based office software manufacturer Star Division Corp. Sun also announced it will distribute its line of office software for free over the Web. According to the Associated Press, some analysts have noted that Sun's move is a direct play against office software giant Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash. Sun did not disclose terms of the acquisition.
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