Linked by Adam S on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 19:59 UTC
Features, Office Last week, IBM unveiled the first version of their OpenOffice.org offshoot, Lotus Symphony. Symphony is aimed at professional users in a corporate environment, but brings to OpenOffice.org many UI enhancements in an attractive, single tabbed interface. Symphony 1.0 runs on Windows and Linux; while the site used to suggest a Mac version was forthcoming, there is currently no reference to a Mac native version of Symphony. The Lotus Symphony website has been updated to reflect the recent release, however, downloads are very slow at the moment "due to high demand."
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Good - But
by iwod on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 14:59 UTC
iwod
Member since:
2006-05-02

I like the new IBM Interface - but that is it.
Compare to the latest OO2.4 or 3.0 Beta

It is Dog Slow, very sluggish.

They need to sync to OO 3.0 Code Base and improve their interface speed by around 1 - 3x.

OO is already slow compare to other Office Suit out there. IBM made it slower......

If they get it done right i see it as a VERY competitive challenger to MS Office

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RE: Good - But
by elsewhere on Wed 4th Jun 2008 05:46 in reply to "Good - But"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

They need to sync to OO 3.0 Code Base and improve their interface speed by around 1 - 3x.

OO is already slow compare to other Office Suit out there. IBM made it slower......


They could use a TARDIS to travel forward in time and capture code snippets from OO 12.0 to integrate, if they wanted, but from a performance point of view, it wouldn't change the fact they've built it in Java.

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