It feels so new, but looks so old ... introducing IBM Lotus Symphony

September 17 2007

Symphony.So today we are seeing IBM go back to playing head to head with Microsoft in the desk top suite wars. Those face IBM Productivity Editors, called Lotus Documents/Spreadsheets/Presentations in Notes 8, are now officially IBM Lotus Symphony. IBM is releasing them for free. I also hear we will see updates to the editors that include the OpenOffice.org 2.x code fairly 'soon' ... but not this year. Check out Ed's for more info today.

Wow ... now we just need 8.0.1 to update the names of our new Microsoft dethrone applications :-)

update: folks, the title wasn't a slight at IBM ... just my thoughts on the use of the name again ... down boys

1 Responses to “It feels so new, but looks so old ... introducing IBM Lotus Symphony”

  1. 1) Steve Tsuida says:

    I feel your pain. I just wrote about the presentation layouts reminiscent of templates you'd find in the free floppy rubber-cemented to a copy of Byte Magazine. It's not too late for IBM to pull the screenshots and rework things a tad.

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