IBM to offer free word processing, office software

IBM to offer free word processing, office software

By Reuters

Los Angeles: IBM on 17 September said it would start offering free word processing and other office software, joining a growing group of companies with free applications challenging a core Microsoft Corp product.

IBM said it would offer document, spreadsheet and presentation software in a group of tools called Lotus Symphony.

Microsoft’s Office suite of products already faces some competition from Google Inc’s online tools, called Google App

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