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#1 Old 09-18-2007, 01:20 PM
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...&intsrc=kc_top



Another MS Office alternative. It's still a beta, but I think you can dowload it if you register.

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#2 Old 09-18-2007, 01:48 PM
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Cool I guess, what is it compatible with --WindowXP by any chance. or am I pout out of luck ?



I could read, but my eyes are straining having been on the PC most of the day.



ps, one download link, this one, does not work (for me, and probs for nobody)

[strike]http://www.computerworld.com/action/www.ibm.com/software/lotus/symphony[/strike]
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#3 Old 09-19-2007, 01:29 PM
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Try this one.



http://symphony.lotus.com/software/l...hony/home.jspa

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#4 Old 09-19-2007, 01:37 PM
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Why not use Open Office which has been available for a while known as an alternative to MS Office (comes in a variety of flavours including OS X, Linux, Unix, Windows XP, 2000, 2003)?



http://www.openoffice.org/
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Why not use Open Office which has been available for a while known as an alternative to MS Office (comes in a variety of flavours including OS X, Linux, Unix, Windows XP, 2000, 2003)?



http://www.openoffice.org/



I have used OpenOffice



It is slow and not robust enough for my needs (yet). I was hoping that Symphony might be.

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whose going to answer my question? I hate reading.
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whose going to answer my question? I hate reading.



Yes, It's Windows XP compatible.

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is there a comparison table somewhere, and is it smaller than OpenOffice? I would like a smallish application, and with a modest but capable amount of functions.



Bells & whistles it rather has not I hope.
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"Versatile text editor or word processor." it says...hmm, gots to love the word versatile.



thanks for the renewed link btw beancounter !
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Do you (already) have their(?) Lotus Notes Product anyone?



its mentioned in their BUZZ news section of the site in one of the articles called}}

IBM JOINS OPENOFFICE.ORG COMMUNITY
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How's it going, I still tempted by this what OP tells us about, anyone using it ? what are your thoughts compared to whatever else?
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#12 Old 10-16-2007, 09:39 PM
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How large a download is the installation file IBM_Lotus_Symphony_w32.exe ?



I could not seem to find this information on the webpage.
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#13 Old 10-17-2007, 07:41 PM
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No mac support? :/





*Sticks to open office... for now, at least*
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