Upon registration, visitors can download the virtualised Lotus Symphony
on their Keepod.
Consumers, students, businesses, governments, universities and non-profit organizations around the world have saved many millions of dollars using IBM Lotus Symphony. While Symphony is free of charge to download and use by consumers and organizations, large businesses can opt to buy contracts for help desk support for a flat fee of just over $26,000 per year -- which still represents a significant savings over a Microsoft Office licensing agreement.
It the most recent version, Lotus Symphony 1.3, enhancements were added such as support for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats.
Lotus Symphony is based on OpenOffice.org Technology and supports the ODF standard, ISO 26300.
Lotus Symphony is a suite of software tools for creating text, spreadsheet and presentation documents -- the most frequently used desktop tools -- based on OpenOffice code.
Computer company IBM has revealed that its Lotus Symphony free desktop document software has gained over 250,000 users in two months.
The company confirmed it has also introduced a second, improved version of its Lotus Symphony software, which is also available free of charge.
Information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) is releasing IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
According to the company, Lotus Symphony includes Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets and Lotus Symphony Presentations, and supports Windows and Linux desktops.
The Lotus Symphony
Suite is a nice product, although it was marketed and sold in a haphazard manner, leaving the market for commercial office suites to Microsoft.
IMB Lotus Symphony features a different interface than OpenOffice.org, which makes better use of horizontal space with panels instead of toolbars like OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice.
Previously IBM Lotus Symphony has been free, but not open source, so this is good news indeed.