IBM Lotus Symphony 1 on Ubuntu

At the beginning of the year I wrote about IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 3, IBM’s closed source OpenOffice-based free office suite. Now the final release, Lotus Symphony 1 is out. I wasn’t impressed last time, but I installed the final release on Ubuntu 8.04 to test it out.

Click the download button on the Lotus Symphony website and be prepared to jump through some registration hoops to get to the 288 MB download.

Before starting the installation, you need to install an extra dependency or the installer will fail with the error: Installation requires libstdc++.so.5 to continue. Install the package libstdc++5 before continuing: