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IBM To Offer Office Software Free in Challenge to Microsoft’s Line
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by jchildrose on 2007-09-18 19:56:37
IBM plans to mount its most ambitious challenge in years to Microsoft's dominance of personal computer software, by offering free programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Steven A. Mills, senior vice president of IBM's software group, said the programs promote an open-source document format. The company is announcing the desktop software, called IBM Lotus Symphony, at an event today in New York. The programs will be available as free downloads from the IBM Web site.

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