From BetaNews: "Set for a public beta in earlier October and release some time in the first quarter of 2002, StarOffice has undergone numerous changes since version 5.2. Sun has
made good on it promise to target key areas cited by user feedback, and has opted to remove the much maligned integrated desktop.
Additionally, performance has been enhanced through componentization. The entire suite will not load when users simply wish to perform a routine task - leading
to quicker load times and a lower utilization of system resources. According to Sun, an assortment of bugs and code optimizations were taken on by the open
source community -- contributing to the overall quality of the product."