eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Lotus Symphony 1.1 - Linux and Windows Support

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


Lotus Symphony 1.1 is available as a free download in versions designed for Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. There's also a beta version of Symphony 1.1 available for Ubuntu Linux 8.04. I tested Symphony with Windows XP and with Ubuntu 8.04.

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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