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Old 10-01-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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IBM-Lotus-Symphony for Linux + Java to install


Hello

I wanted to install IBM-Lotus-Symphony for Linux, but it requires JAVA to install. I got JAVA for Linux -- but I don't know how to install anything.

Could anyone tell me how I install JAVA and IBM-Lotus-Symphony?

Nevermind, I got Open Office 2.2 to install from the original Kubuntu installation with the Adept Manager. That's good enough and the IBM office can just sit there on my desktop.

New Question:

I used Acronis to copy my Kubuntu hard drive onto a bigger hard drive. But the new one needs something done before it will run. It just stalls and sits there showing me some meaningless ASCI text.

Can anyone tell me what I should do to get this new hard disk to boot?

Thank you.

Dwight Randall

Last edited by Dwight Randall; 10-03-2007 at 10:57 AM. Reason: I got no solutions and now I have a new question.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 01:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ !

Why not installing (or keep using) a current release of OpenOffice instead ?
 
Old 10-02-2007, 07:37 AM   #3
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Definately

Definately install a current version of OpenOffice.org for Linux.

Lotus Symphony is Beta!, Buggy!, Slow!, Outdated!

Why would you install software that is past its expiration date?

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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But, how do I install any software in Linux

Hello

This IBM-Lotus-Symphony for Linux is supposed to be brand new. It is supposed to be IBM's new version of Open Office. But, whether I try to install it or version 2.3 of Open Office or Java for Linux, I need to know how to install any software.

I tried to use Adept to install it, but no luck. I have it on the hard drive, but I can't do anything with it yet.

Can anyone tell me how to install any software?

Thank you,

Dwight
 
Old 10-02-2007, 11:33 AM   #5
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Dwight,
you might best go to the specific board for your Linux distribution and ask the question there again.

Installation is quitfferent between Ubuntu, Ubuntu server, SuSe or Linspire, just to name a few.

For someone with not too much experience (generally speaking), I'd recommend waiting a few weeks, until the particular distribution has updated its repositories with the release 2.3 and upgrade. This way someone has tested the isntaller and the software a good deal.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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Since you mention adept, I would guess you're using Ubuntu, is that correct?
 
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This IBM-Lotus-Symphony for Linux is supposed to be brand new.
From what I've read trying to avoid the marketing hype, its core isn't at all new but an old version of OpenOffice.org.
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It is supposed to be IBM's new version of Open Office.
It certainly doesn't claim that.
It is just a limited unfinished closed source proprietary derivative.
Nothing that currently worth the effort installing from my point of view.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 04:23 PM   #8
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I actually tried to install it after I saw the annoncement. The download process was a pain in the butt, using some annoying java applet, and then the installer insisted on having root access, which I was not prepared to give it just for trying it out. So I deleted it.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 04:29 PM   #9
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are you sure it's closed source?
IBM is making a large push towards open source.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 06:05 PM   #10
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are you sure it's closed source?
The is no known way to download the source and apparently the license claim it is proprietary so it is certainly closed source at least for this beta version.
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IBM is making a large push towards open source.
Definitely more than Microsoft, but it's probably a long way before we see z/OS, AIX, WebSphere, DB2 and the likes in the FOSS community ...
 
Old 10-02-2007, 06:20 PM   #11
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One User's Experience

For what it's worth, I'm disappointed in Lotus Symphony. I installed it realizing it's a Beta, so I expect some bugginess. But the real disappointment is in the design itself. Symphony seems like software from an earlier era. It doesn't do what Office or OO can do (try mail merging, for one thing).
Anyway, after a short trial I uninstalled it, decided to stick with OpenOffice 2.3, which really rocks.
 
  


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