A CDE Definition
A free office suite for Windows and Linux from IBM. Introduced in 2007. Containing word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics applications, Lotus Symphony natively supports the OpenDocument format and also imports Microsoft formats.
Programs in the Symphony suite are modern versions of earlier Lotus software, such as Lotus 1-2-3, the spreadsheet that helped popularize the IBM PC in the 1980s. For more information, visit http://symphony.lotus.com. See Symphony.
(1) See SymphonyOS and Lotus Symphony.
(2) One of the first integrated software packages for the PC running under the DOS operating system. Developed by Lotus, it included word processing, database, spreadsheet, business graphics, communications and a macro language. It was similar in purpose to the Lotus Symphony office suite introduced decades later (see Lotus Symphony).
(3) An earlier wireless LAN family from Proxim, Inc., San Jose, CA (www.proxim.com) that transmitted 1.6 Mbps in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band. Symphony was geared for the home and small office and covered an indoor range up to 150 feet and 10 computers. Symphony supported laptops fitted with Proxim's RangeLAN2 cards, but did not support roaming. See RangeLAN and wireless LAN.
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