IBM Lotus Symphony Anyone tried it yet?

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    A friend sent me this link

    http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/products.jspa

    anyone tried this and what do you think about it compared to Open Office or Microsoft Office? I see no database but I guess you could use a santdalone open source program for that. Also, no Outlook replacement to my knowledge but I always liked how Lotus' interface worked. Just thought I would throw this out and would love to hear your input.

    Gary
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Gary

    I was using Lotus Symphony more years ago then I care to say. But I just took a peak, and saw nothing that even inspires me to try it now, much less switch from MS Office 2007. Much as we/me loves to hate Microsoft, if you need it, Office 2007 is pretty tough to beat.

    Pete
     
  3. Bob D

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    Interesting.
    ODF support (no surprise there).
    Incorporates much of the internal suite engine of OpenOffice.
    Apparently the suite includes "Form", a table-based database management system.
    This is no lightweight app:
    900MB disk space minimum
    1GB RAM memory minimum

    You can read a scant few (mostly subjective) comments here:
    http://www.betanews.com/article/IBM_Revives_Lotus_Symphony_Supports_ODF_Format/1190155387
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I don't understand why every would-be corporate software is always presented with sort of "marketing" data. Why can't they show the migration of krill? Or something? Why always the synergetic insipiro-globalismus?
    Mrk
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    I remember Symphony at work, long time ago.
    It was a combination of 5 functions : spreadsheet, graphics, textprocessing, communication, ... don't remember the rest.
    In those days, we only used the spreadsheet part, the rest was very poor.
     
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