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Removed Software from Google Pack

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Friday, November 7, 2008
11 years ago3,127 views

Google removed StarOffice and made Google Desktop and the screensaver opt-in.

pack.google.com/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Do they exclude StarOffice/ OpenOffice because it's competing with Google Docs?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I don't think so (StarOffice has been added last year and the situation was similar). Probably many users had trouble installing/uninstalling the software: groups.google.com/group/google ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Sun will publish StarOffice 9 soon. maybe that is the reason.

Amit Agarwal [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

Hope its OK if I add here that this news is via Digital Inspiration:

labnol.org/internet/free-staroffice-removed-from-
google-pack/5260/

[Ionut's source: googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...]

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Strange, I have met various people who for various (strange) reasons had installed the whole google pack and it solved lots of problems often (a few of them only had wordpad before that and there was a small problem with file associations... don't ask me why or how and that was how I realized.)

Skynet A.I. [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Guys which one is better OpenOffice.org or StarOffice . i m bit of Confuse which one to use!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OpenOffice and StarOffice are more or less the same.
OOo is free. SO costs about 70 $
Star Office has lots of template included.
But you can get templates for free for ooo too
extensions.services.openoffice ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google tests different versions of the Pack homepage:


img404.imageshack.us/img404/67 ...




img145.imageshack.us/img145/54 ...

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm very surprised they would test one without Adobe Reader.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

According to tweakers.net the unofficial reason for this is that sun will not bundle its runtime environment with the msn toolbar

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Follow-up:

Google Pack, a Reward for Google's Partners?
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008 ...

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[moved from new thread "No more Staroffice/Openoffice in google pack"]

intern.de/news/neue--meldungen ...

Star Office in Google Pack had been an anachronism, same applies to Google Pack in toto. If they cared about Google pack, wouldn't they add Chrome to it?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hmm, maybe Sun is mad?,

pronetworks.org/index.php/cont ...

"Which came first — Google dropping StarOffice from its Google Pack or Sun agreeing to distribute Microsoft’s Live-Search-powered MSN toolbar with the Java runtime? We’ll probably never know (at least until Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz blogs about it). But the new deal, announced on November 10, between Sun and Microsoft is ironic, if nothing else, given the twisted history between the two over Java."

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