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Old 09-27-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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LXer: IBM: Symphony downloaded 100,000 times in first week


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People apparently are already tuning in to IBM's Symphony. The company reported Wednesday that its free rival to Microsoft's Office suite was downloaded 100,000 times in the first week of release. "To be honest, we were surprised at the speed with which people jumped on this," said Mike Rhodin, general manager of both IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software, in an interview Wednesday. To keep up with the number of people interested in downloading Symphony, IBM tripled the number of download servers it had for the suite of productivity applications in the first few days of its release, he said.

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Old 09-28-2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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Has anyone given Symphony a go? Any compelling reason to move from OpenOffice or is it just different?
 
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I didn't find any compelling reason to use or even try Lotus Symphony.

It is an old version of OpenOffice.org (1.X), beta, buggy, and slow. It also seems to run mughsot over the file assotiations on Windows, changing them w/o asking the user.

It's UI is supposedly more Office 2003 than Office 97. Well, that was what I was waiting for ;-(

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