IBM releases Lotus Symphony 1.3
Source: Volker Weber IBM has announced the release of Lotus Symphony 1.3, an alternative suite to Microsoft Office. The productivity tool suite consists of three component applications, Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations, and is based on the 1.x branch of OpenOffice that has been modified by IBM developers.
Lotus Symphony 1.3 includes several usability and functionality enhancements. The release now supports the importing of Microsoft Office 2007 files and includes enhancements to DataPilot tables in spreadsheets. Password protection support has been added for Microsoft Office and IBM Lotus SmartSuite spreadsheets and significant improvements have been made to improve the overall performance on Mac OS X systems.
More details about the release can be found in the release notes and a new features overview video. Lotus Symphony 1.3 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Red Hat and SUSE Linux. A Developers Kit is available for Windows and Linux that allows developers to add functions to Symphony and integrate it with their own solutions.