First Look: IBM’s Symphony Office Suite

“IBM is challenging Microsoft with a game of ‘anything you can
do I can do’ Its new Lotus Symphony office suite–now available as
a public beta–does much of what the $400 Standard edition of
Microsoft Office does, only at a much better price: It’s free.

“Comprised of three applications–a word processor (Lotus
Symphony Documents), a spreadsheet (Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets),
and a presentation creator (Lotus Symphony Presentations)–Symphony
supports both Windows (XP, Vista, 2000) and Linux operating