You gotta believe me.
Look, I realize it's April Fools' Day, and as much as I'd love to throw you a curve about spaghetti harvests or converting to metric time, I'm not kidding around when I tell you that the latest version of Lotus Symphony -- IBM's robust suite of office productivity tools -- is available in its entirety at no charge. Create, edit, and share word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that adhere to the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard (which helps alleviate end-of-life uncertainties and ongoing licensing and royalty fees). And be sure to visit the developerWorks Lotus Symphony resource page, where you'll find everything you need to work with, and develop for, Symphony -- including a gallery of tours, videos, and demos, and a new three-part series on the ODF Document Object Model for Java.
Hard to believe that one Web site can offer so many helpful resources. But then, who would have thought that penguins could fly?
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
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