IBM releases ODF-based Office killer

IBM has officially launched the commercial version of its Lotus Symphony suite of productivity applications, and looks set amount a challenge to Microsoft Office in its enterprise heartland.

IBM's Lotus Symphony has been in beta since September last year, but according to Darren Adams, the Lotus messaging and collaboration business unit leader at IBM, the "Symphony editors" have been available for a couple of months now as part of Lotus Notes 8.01.