Items tagged with Lotus

This guy, Elon Musk. He’s eccentric in all the right ways, such as when he dreams up moonshot-style ideas, throws money at the projects, and insists that he can pull them off in absurdly brief timelines. His latest rich-guy romp pertains to the iconic Lotus Esprit that James Bond drove in The Spy Who Loved Me, which doubled in the film as a submarine when 007 drove it off a pier. Musk, founder of Tesla motors, snapped up the carmarine (submarcar?) for $866,000 at an auction. The identity of the buyer was unknown until Jalopnik learned about it from a “credible source”. Credit:... Read more...
In a bold swipe at Microsoft's share of the office (both the office as in location and Office as in program) software market, IBM today announced the newest version of its Lotus Symphony could fully support any files from Office 2007.The kicker: Lotus Symphony is a free business productivity software suite. In this economy, companies looking to shave pennies anywhere and everywhere might look closer than usual at freeware, especially freeware developed and supported by IBM. The latest version of Symphony now supports Office 2007 file types (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, and the like), so any company... Read more...
Version 8 of Lotus Notes and Domino was released today by IBM.  As well as new features, a major focus of the latest release is the modernization of the user interface, which some claim has been stuck in the Stone Age, and which has annoyed users to the point that Notes anti-fan sites have been created. The changes are the result of building the Version 8 client on top of the company's Eclipse-based rich client platform, according to IBM officials. Version 8 represents IBM's strategy to create client interfaces built on a common platform. This will allow components of any client application to... Read more...