Friday, 30 May 2008

Lotus Symphony 1.0 is released

It seems kinda strange, given that we've been using Symphony for such a long time now ( even before it had the formal name ) via Betas 1, 2, 3 and 4..Personally, I first showed it to a client in late 2006 via the Lotus Notes 8 alpha, and have been using it on an ever-increasing basis since then.

Mid-way through 2007, I stopped using Open Office, and moved to only using Symphony, either via Notes 8 ( now 8.0.1 ), or standalone - I always keep a copy of the installer on any of my demo machines or VMware images. I've also not used MS Office in a long time - not just through loyalty, but mainly because Open Office and now Symphony are good enough for my requirements - the most crucial aspect (for me) is the ability to save my presentations in Adobe PDF format.

Am just starting to download the Windows and Linux installers ... more stuff to pack onto my utilities disk ( back in the day, I used to carry all the necessary utilities on a 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy disk; those were the days ).

I *assume* that we'll need to wait for a fixpack to Notes in order to get the Symphony 1.0 code within Notes 8.0.X, but I'll check ...

Oh, hang on - did I mention the URL already ? Here it is ....

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