IBM's Lotus Symphony Beta 3: A Review

Now that I have had a chance to install Lotus Symphony Beta 3 on my Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (aka - version 7.10) installation and have run it for several days, I have decided that it is time for a review. For this review, I have decided to show how to get Symphony working on Ubuntu, as well as the major features found in the Beta 3 release.

As with all past releases, the installation is basically the same. All you have to do is download Symphony from IBM's website (, right-click on the downloaded file and check the "Allow execution of file as program" box. Then, go to the terminal and type "cd Desktop" (default location for downloaded files) and then type "sudo ./enternameoffilehere" without the quotes. Next, the installation will begin.

After Symphony is installed, you may have noticed that the menu item in Ubuntu does not work.