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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Yes there is. Take a look at the site and get the Ubuntu 8.04 version. If it worked in Debian, surely it should work on newer Ubuntu releases

    I'd like to use it as my main suite, but there are a few things holding me back from it. I don't get why most menu entries are greyed out.. prevents me from doing a load of things.

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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    You may find alot of the menu items are greyed out until
    you start working on a document. Menus such as Table and
    alot of the Layout menu items are grey until you start to
    insert tables or graphics.

    So far I have found it to be pretty good.

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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Wonder what's going to happen with LibreOffice, whether IBM will continue Symphony or try to merge the changes or drop it all together and join LibreOffice.

    They could make a huge difference with LibreOffice and help push it into a real competitor for MS Office (which is a fine product IMHO).
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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    Wonder what's going to happen with LibreOffice, whether IBM will continue Symphony or try to merge the changes or drop it all together and join LibreOffice.

    They could make a huge difference with LibreOffice and help push it into a real competitor for MS Office (which is a fine product IMHO).
    Thats an interesting point. I will ask my wife when she gets back from her current business trip.
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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    I am aware Libre and Lotus are both based on OOO but Lotus feels like a totally different office package. Colluding on the base code would be grand but I am not sure I would want both to merge. On the one hand I feel we could use something unique, new and shiney to stand up to the MS Office gauntlet. On the other hand I am aware people dont like change. To a degree OOO / Libre are similar enough to MS office to feel mostly familiar when making a switch.

    They both have good uses.

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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Naiki Muliaina View Post
    I am aware Libre and Lotus are both based on OOO but Lotus feels like a totally different office package. Colluding on the base code would be grand but I am not sure I would want both to merge. On the one hand I feel we could use something unique, new and shiney to stand up to the MS Office gauntlet. On the other hand I am aware people dont like change. To a degree OOO / Libre are similar enough to MS office to feel mostly familiar when making a switch.

    They both have good uses.
    Libre currently is just a rebranded OpenOffice.org while Symphony was taken from an older OpenOffice.org and has been under development for some time.

    A great thing about LibreOffice providing a clean slate is they can focus, direct and target completely differently than the course OpenOffice was going, much like Symphony did so long ago.
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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Is symphony 3 based on OOO 3? (aside from the most basic stuff I wouldn't notice the difference clearly )

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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Lotus Symphony 3 is now out of beta (but the ubuntu package is still for hardy ).

    I have just had my first "problem" using symphony, just after I launched it for the first time:
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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Lotus Symphony is closed source. They're not going to merge with LibreOffice.
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    Re: Lotus Symphony 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Naiki Muliaina View Post
    Is symphony 3 based on OOO 3? (aside from the most basic stuff I wouldn't notice the difference clearly )
    Well... actually, Symphony 3 uses the OOo 3 core... but the interface and design, somewhat unique to IBM still shows its roots from the OOo 1.1.4 (which had a non GNU-ish license, allowing a proprietary non-"free" fork) on which it was taken (which is one reason why it does the single window thing).

    In short, the interface is DIFFERENT. But a lot of the core (minus perhaps being completely "up to date") is the same.

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