November 24 2008
Hat tip to Mr. Roling for an excellent review of Symphony in the pages of Intranet Journal...
With the release of IBM Lotus Notes 8, IBM took a shot at Microsoft with integrated Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation software. Now, that package of software, known as IBM Lotus Symphony, is available as a stand-alone suite that's available for anyone to download for free.Ya think?
Yes you read that right, free.
That's the big distinction that IBM Lotus is trying to make with Symphony. Symphony becomes the free alternative that may replace Microsoft Office for many typical end-users. Symphony also integrates very well with Lotus Notes 8, and that integration point is something that I'm sure Lotus is banking on to win new converts.
Link: Intranet Journal: IBM Offers Office Productivity for a Song >