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GOOG Wanting to Buy ThinkFree?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
13 years ago2,611 views

<<Google is hoping to launch an office software suite that mimics Microsoft Office, according to the developer of the software.

However, the Korea-based creator of the ThinkFree suite is reluctant to sell it to Google, an executive at the firm said.>>

vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2170714 ...

What about improving OpenOffice?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<What drew Benincasa to ThinkFree in the first place is that it is a server-based solution that can be deployed on a variety of major operating systems including Linux, Windows and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris. FN Manufacturing is a heavy user of Linux in the data center and has plans to migrate desktops from Windows to Linux terminal services. By having users access the server-based software using their Web browsers, Benincasa can run one solution regardless of the platform being used.

A server-based solution also will reduce IT management costs, a priority at FN Manufacturing: "What drew me to this product is that it's a server-based application," Vanderstraeten said. "We spend so much time here managing PCs that anything that makes it easier for us to manage the user base is a good thing."

Added Benincasa: "All things being equal, we will calculate whether it's less costly for us to deploy a server version or to go through an individual client deployment of OpenOffice.org. Our hope is for everyone in the company to be on the same application, but that may not be possible.">>

eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1909 ...

jilm [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

ThinkFree is not good product. Everything based on Java have the same problems – especially speed.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[Moved from "Google to Acquire thinkfree?" – Tony]

thinkfree is another online office suite itwire.com.au/content/view/809 ...

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