IBM Lotus Symphony or Microsoft Works?
On my new laptop > Microsoft Works 9.0 was installed. It contains some applications (Start center, database, calendar, spreadshirt, word processing). The functionality of the word processing application is adequate for a home worker. Today, I downloaded and installed the new > IBM Lotus Symphony 1.3 application, which contains a word processing, presentation and spreadshirt application. Of course, Microsoft Works is not free of charge, but since it is pre-installed on the laptop I feel it is free of charge for me. It has a nice Start center (portal) with lot of templates. Templates are a thing which I missed in IBM Lotus Symphony. Further, it has an easy Project management (or better task management) application, which is adequate to start the personal task management.