IBM releases free Lotus Symphony Office Suite

NEW YORK, September 18, 2007 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of free software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Beginning today at
http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/symphony

business, academic, governmental and consumer users alike can download this enterprise-grade office software, which is the same tool inside some of IBM's most popular collaboration products, such as the recently released Lotus Notes 8.

With Lotus Symphony, you can import, edit and save a variety of file formats including Microsoft Office files. You can even export your documents to AdobeĀ® Portable Document Format (PDF). The tools work with computers running both Microsoft Windows and Linux- environments, with support for Apple Macintosh planned for the future.

Pablo Manalastas

P.S. You have to register with an IBM ID to download the free office suite. Also the download is 213.4MB, so be prepared for a long wait.