After developing 1-2-3, the first popular spreadsheet for the IBM PC and compatibles, Lotus hoped history might repeat when it came to the Mac. But Lotus Jazz for the Mac failed to deliver.
British sports car maker Lotus began in 1953, and most recently offered its Elise, Exige and Evora models in the US. However, sales were suspended due to non-compliance with US safety regulations.
U.S. Chief Technical Officer Aneesh Chopra, Lotus 1-2-3 founder Mitch Kapor, and Zach Sims of Codecademy are joining forces to create new ways to help young people--mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds--find pathways into technology.
Lotus 1-2-3 developer tries to tackle modern productivity, talks about where he failed.
Big Blue releases a patch for highly critical security flaws in Lotus Notes 1-2-3 that could allow malicious attackers to launch arbitrary code remotely.
Virtual worlds are hard to use, but the founder of Lotus 1-2-3 and the first investor in Linden Lab thinks that 3D cameras will make them much easier to navigate.
Search engine Google has added several formats to the documents it indexes. In addition to searches of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and other Web-based formats, Google is now indexing Adobe PostScript; Lotus 1-2-3 and WordPro; MacWrite; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Works and Write; and the Rich Text Format. Google searchers can choose from among file types, and can translate the documents into HTML, the formatting commands used to create Web pages. Google also expanded its recently added image searching functions--launched yesterday after a trial, or "beta," period--with an advanced search page that lets searchers limit results by color, file type or Web domain. The search engine also added support for Arabic and Turkish languages. The new file types add 35 million documents to Google's search engine, the company said.
BugNet is reporting a bug in Lotus 1-2-3. According to the online publication, importing files with several hundred lines using the "slash file import" command may cause the data at certain numbered lines to be lost. The problem will be fixed in the next release of the application, according to BugNet.
Lotus posts a workaround for bugs in its 1-2-3 spreadsheet that can result in miscalculations.
JD Edwards is integrating Lotus Notes Mail and 1-2-3 spreadsheet applications with its enterprise resource planning package, OneWorld.
Lotus Development released SmartSuite Release 4.5. The updated software suite for Microsoft Windows 3.1 includes the Word Pro 97 word processing application, the 1-2-3 spreadsheet, Freelance Graphics, Approach database, Organizer PIM, and ScreenCam. A 30-day free trial with Internet service provider IBM Global Network is also included. The suite costs $399; upgrades are $149.