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IBM's Symphony Hitting Wrong Notes, Reviewers Say

Sep 25, 2007, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"Early user reviews of IBM's new Lotus Symphony office software suite are unlikely to be music to IBM's ears.

"While testers praised Symphony's slick interface, they also said the software, which is still in beta, has performance and feature-set problems. Users reported that Symphony starts up and runs slowly, requires much larger amounts of memory and hard drive space than OpenOffice (the software on which it is based), and sports fewer features than the free OpenOffice or its US$70 sibling, StarOffice from Sun Microsystems Inc..."

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