eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Lotus Symphony 1.1 - Embedded Browser

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-10-06 Print this article Print


Symphony also sports a built-in Web browser, based on the Mozilla XULRunner project. The embedded browser has fewer features than Internet Explorer or Firefox, but could prove useful for switching back and forth between an active document and a handful of source Web pages, since the pages appear in tabs alongside open documents in Symphony.

Lotus Symphony 1.1 is a freely-available office productivity suite from IBM that brings together a trio of word processor, spreadsheet and presentation applications under a Big Blue label. Symphony's interface is new, based on Eclipse, but its internals are old, based on OpenOffice.org 1.1.4; the result is a fairly good productivity suite with an interface that's much fresher-and a feature set that's more stale-than those that grace the OpenOffice.org 3.0 release I recently tested.

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