"For example, earlier this month, IBM Lotus released version 1.3
of its two-year-old Symphony suite. Lotus also announced intentions
to deliver yet major update to the suite--codenamed Vienna--in the
first half of next year, the same time frame as the next planned
release of MS Office.
"Also this month, Intel voiced plans for a first-time desktop
version of Moblin, a new Linux-based OS currently being integrated
with a quick-start office suite designed for netbooks.
"At the same time, Microsoft is dealing with a court injunction
that will force that company to stop shipping MS Word 2003 and
2007--key ingredients in its Windows-only office suites--by October
14 unless it succeeds in overturning the ruling by then."