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IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 2

IBM is working intensively on their free office suite called Lotus Symphony. The current stable version (which we reviewed HERE) is based on an obsolete OpenOffice.org 1 code, but the forthcoming version 3 will use the up to date code of OpenOffice.org 3. Recently, IBM has released the second beta of the new Lotus Symphony 3.

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 2 offers a lot of new features, most notable being the support for Visual Basic Macros, OLE Objects, and embedded audio/video as well as delivering business card and label templates commonly used.

If you plan on using the new IBM Lotus Symphony, you'll be glad to know that version 3 beta 2 brings enhanced support for and interoperability with Microsoft Office 2007 files and OpenOffice.org file formats.

Improvements have also been made to: file fidelity, user interface, support for nested tables, presentation masters and Digital Signatures, as well as commonly used features such as comments and DataPilot tables for pivoting on large datasets.

Download IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 2 for Windows, Linux (packages available for openSUSE, RedHat and Ubuntu) and Mac OS X | via abclinuxu.cz

Note for Ubuntu users: don't worry about the package name saying "hardy", it will work on any Ubuntu version (I've tested it on Karmic)!