Sun's StarOffice suite to be offered on PCs from AOL - Computerworld "In an effort to get its StarOffice 7.0 productivity suite in front of more users, Sun Microsystems Inc. has signed an agreement with America Online Inc. to preload the software on the new $299 desktop computers that AOL will offer customers.
The new AOL Optimized PCs will sell for $299 and will require a 12-month AOL membership at $23.90 a month. Initially, the machines will be sold in Office Depot stores, with other retailers to follow, according to Dulles, Va.-based AOL.
The machines will offer a 2-GHz Intel Corp. Celeron processor, Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system, 256MB RAM, a 40GB hard drive, a 52x CD-ROM drive, a 56Kbit/sec. modem, built-in Ethernet capabilities, a 17-in. monitor and the latest version of AOL's online software."