IBM Lotus SmartSuite 123 Millenium Edition 9.8 (Win 95/98/W2k/Nt/Wme/Xp Eng)
- Lotus 1-2-3
- Lotus Approach
- Lotus Organizer
- Lotus Fastsite
- Lotus Presenter
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With SmartSuite 9.8, it is easy to convert files from earlier versions of SmartSuite and other business applications including Microsoft Office. SmartSuite 9.8 file filters exchange documents seamlessly to and from 1-2-3 and Excel, Word Pro and Microsoft Word, or Freelance Graphics and PowerPoint. The power of SmartSuite 9.8 combined with Lotus Notes and the Internet, make SmartSuite the industrys most complete suite for addressing the needs of both enterprise and individual users.
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It installed perfectly, and worked the same as always, but then noticed that after I had used
Lotus, the next time I tried to boot the computer, I couldn't. It took 4-5 tries to get a
Bottom line, Lotus won't work well with Windows 7 64 bit O/S unless you also install Virtual XP.
Once I removed the program, my computer problems resolved.
So, if you are willing to install Virtual XP on your Windows 7 Professional Version, you're good to go.
I opted not to go that route.
It was - and still is - a great program. But the same genius types who let Gates License DOS to them instead of buying it from him apparently can't see the value in Lotus (either).
My Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS - HAS an emulator for just about every previous version of Windows ever created. It's built into this version of Windows and requires no additional downloads. While it does not always work perfectly, it has made the use of Lotus Suite 9.8 entirely viable.
In the 1990's, "Windows Magazine" - in one huge article - reviewed ALL current databases. Lotus Approach stood alone in a class by itself at the very top. Microsoft Access was a very poor second-choice waaaaay down from Approach. All others were in a collective pile at the bottom. That was the last time an honest evaluation of Approach was given. I would never try to teach someone how to use any database EXCEPT for Approach, which takes about 5 minutes of "showing" and the newbie is off and running. By comparison, other databases are a study in the egos of their authors- and marketing is a big part of the equation.
As of this writing, the only real problem I have with any part of 9.8 is my wheel-mouse wheel doesn't scroll in the Lotus 123 spreadsheet. (I'm just too lazy to fix it.)