50,000 uni students get free Lotus Symphony

Promotion headed by students advocacy group

Some 50,000 Australian university students will receive a free version of IBM's Lotus Symphony software this month as part of on-campus promotions managed by StudentRights.com.

The software contains a set of productivity tools for Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets and Lotus Symphony Presentations.

The suite has been downloaded more than 3 million times.

IBM Software Group business development executive Kevin Wilson said the software will help university students with course work.

“We expect the majority of the students will take advantage of it and download the Lotus Symphony software and are looking forward to hear their feedback,” Wilson said in a written statement.

Lotus Symphony allows users to create, view, edit and save Microsoft Office documents and formats.

The software is available here.

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