Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2007 19:56 UTC, submitted by jchildrose
IBM IBM plans to mount its most ambitious challenge in years to Microsoft's dominance of personal computer software, by offering free programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Steven A. Mills, senior vice president of IBM's software group, said the programs promote an open-source document format. The company is announcing the desktop software, called IBM Lotus Symphony, at an event today in New York. The programs will be available as free downloads from the IBM Web site.
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RE: Lotus??
by WarpKat on Tue 18th Sep 2007 22:43 UTC in reply to "Lotus??"
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I actually haven't lost faith in Lotus. It was a fantastic brand for an office suite - Organizer was an awesome product in both look, feel and functionality.

I honestly hope they bring it back just for the sheer nostalgia of it.

As for the rest of Symphony, if it's OO.o under the hood, I have no doubt it'll be a nice tie-in to Notes. Most of the work has already been done and it still needs improvement. It's only logical that IBM shows support for it in both fronts.

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