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[News] Lotus (with GNU/Linux) Slowly Taking Away Market from Windows

  • Subject: [News] Lotus (with GNU/Linux) Slowly Taking Away Market from Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:27:50 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Lotus gaining against Microsoft, IBM claims

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| IBM is claiming a series of competitive wins against 
| Microsoft. Big name companies are said to be 
| choosing Lotus products over Microsoft's 
| collaboration software.


Why IBM won't Do Desktop Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| Nothing really, as it presents a clear picture of 
| IBM's attitudes in regards to Linux.
| Let's start with a little trip down memory lane. IBM 
| Thinkpads were favorites amongst Linux users for 
| years and years. What did IBM ever do to to show its 
| appreciation for its loyal Linux Thinkpad users? Who 
| paid the Microsoft tax even when they didn't want to 
| use Windows, and jumped through all kinds of hoops 
| to install Linux and get all the hardware working? 
| Not much, some information pages but never official 
| support. Which shows once again that it is a mistake 
| to support vendors that treats its Linux customers 
| as second-class citizens; the "if we be nice to them 
| they'll be nice to us!" tactic does not work. 



IBM releases Lotus Symphony 1.3

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


IBM debuts beta of Lotus Symphony 4.0 for Linux

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| Symphony is based on the Open Document Format standard, and includes tools
| for users to import Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF files into the suite. IBM
| says this would make it easier to integrate the suite into current
| deployments.


Symphony Thursday: Team Blog on Document Interoperability

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| The move of Lotus Symphony to the OpenOffice.org 3 code base, and more
| importantly, having Lotus Symphony based on the current OpenOffice.org code
| trunk going forward, is the first step. We will see more pressure for full
| ODF and OOXML support, not the current OpenOffice.org implementation of ODF
| or the Office 2007 file formats, over the next 12 to 18 months. We as
| consumers of these products must demand full support of the file format - not
| the custom implementations out there today.

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