In pictures: The mixed fate of Sun tech under Oracle

From Java to SPARC, critical Sun technologies have lived on, been cut loose, or lost their luster in the four years since the Oracle acquisition

OpenOffice After trying unsuccessfully to sell a commercial version of the OpenOffice productivity suite, aka Oracle Open Office, the code base for was submitted to Apache Software Foundation in 2011.

Apache announced on New Year’s Day 2013 that Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 was available in eight new languages, including Swedish, Korean, and Polish. Last year, Apache began integrating improvements from Lotus Symphony, a previous fork also donated to Apache.

“The project lives on at the ASF, but the scant chatter I've gotten from people is that the industry has moved from the concept of OpenOffice, looking more hopefully at cloud-based Office suites,” analyst Michael Cote, of 451 Research, says.

Still, Apache OpenOffice was downloaded 75 million times between May 2012 and October 2013, according to Apache.

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