Ubuntu 7.10 - The Best Version.

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| Even when you're not the follow-the-crowd type of Linux user, who can
| resist the plethora of new features on this new incarnation of Ubuntu 7.10
| aka Gutsy Gibbon.


Lotus Symphony Linux Beta Review

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| Lotus Symphony is a really interesting initiative. There’s a great need of
| competition on the office suites (especially those that support the ODF
| format) market. Current situation bears a danger of OpenOffice.org
| programmers resting on their laurels. In comparison to KOffice or Abiword
| (both can compete with OO.org on the efficiency and better graphical
| environments like GNOME and KDE cooperation fields) Lotus Symphony has
| nothing to impress us (except of few little functions).



Symphony OS 2007 Preview

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| Ubuntu 7.04 Base system
| Ubiquity Installer
| Google Gadgets as Desklets
| Continued performance improvements


Symphony OS 2006-12 Beta Screenshot Walkthrough

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| The Symphony OS Project is pleased to announce the release of
| Symphony OS 2006-12. This release, the first since May, brings
| more stability and enhanced features to the young desktope
| nvironment and Linux distribution. Based on Debian Testing,
| Symphony OS 2006-12 now includes the GNOME System Tools within
| its System target menu, finally providing GUI system management
| functions that were sorely missing from previous releases. The
| system also features Firefox 2, many other updated packages, and
| performance improvements.


OpenOffice vs. Lotus Symphony

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| Given that OpenOffice.org is more fully-featured, makes few hardware demands
| and is under a free license, replacing it with Symphony seems pointless.


Sweet Symphony is out of tune with OOo

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| Overall, Symphony is a more usable OpenOffice.org. In fact, for a casual,
| first-time user, Lotus Symphony is nothing like OpenOffice.org. It flawlessly
| renders complex documents created with Microsoft Office, correctly
| identifying all comments and their authors, tracking all changes, and
| importing and implementing styles. * *
| [...]
| But while IBM might be taking the format war to Microsoft with Lotus
| Symphony, it's doing so in the worst possible manner for OpenOffice.org.


Free IBM Software Is Bid to Challenge Microsoft Office

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| The IBM package, called Symphony, can be downloaded free of charge. The home
| edition of Microsoft's Office lists for $120 on Internet retail sites. IBM
| will also give away the Symphony software to customers who buy the latest
| version of its Notes collaboration software, which costs $145 per user. *


IBM to lift lid on its OpenOffice plans next week

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| It’s not in the plan for OpenOffice 3.0 or future versions of the open source
| desktop, said John McCreesh, Marketing Project Lead of OpenOffice.org, in an
| e-mail exchange. *
| “There’s nothing about that in the IBM statement,” McCreesh said, referring
| to the possibility of contributing Notes colaboartion code to the open source
| projects. “It’s not in the roadmap. It’s much more likely that we would do
| co-operative work with one or more open-source email client projects to
| integrate OpenOffice.org more closely with their software.” * *