The problem with that is you have MS reigning supreme in Windows
, while Open/Libre
is the standard suite for Linux
and the rest of the world of open (currently, I don't do MacOS
so I don't really know who's the sovereign there)...
There are some good alternatives inside each of those universes, but as soon as you have to be hopping between platforms, you're pretty much screwed. That situation has got to end, period. IBM
had the muscle (and a mighty footing, at least in the Windows
fields) to steer this closer to a proper solution. Sadly, they chose navel gazing on this one... so, it's farewell.
Let me stress that: as in nature, diversity is good
; lock-in & system balkanization sucks
EDIT (on topic): http://opensourcepack.blogspot.pt/2011/09/portable-ibm-lotus-symphony-3-fixpack3.html