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Offline bonheur

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Vintage: IBM Lotus Word Pro
« on: Mon, 23 May 2011, 17:39:51 »
Back in the middle 1990s, I was using an office suite called Lotus SmartSuite. I was happy with it except that back then I was swapping a lot of files with people and they were all using Microsoft Office. File compatibility between those two suites wasn't all that great so--being the only Lotus user--I switched to Microsoft Office.

But I just found this picture of Lotus Word Pro on Wikipedia:



Now, I remember how happy I was with this Lotus suite until I had to switch to MS Office. After that, I completely forgot about the SmartSuite. I just read somewhere that it's no longer updated by Lotus/IBM.

So I'm wondering what happened with this suite? I was quite fond of Word Pro back in the day. Yet I somewhat disliked its predecessor Ami Pro... go figure--I hated how Ami Pro unpredictably changed the formatting on different computers with different printers (that was on Win 3.1).

Offline bonheur

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Vintage: IBM Lotus Word Pro
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 24 May 2011, 06:06:18 »
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Isn't Kapor dead yet?

Not yet.

But didn't IBM buy Lotus anyway?