Lotus invokes St Paddy to convert MS Office users

It may take the luck of the Irish to usurp Microsoft's dominance in desktop suites but Lotus celebrated the release of SmartSuite 97 today by sending a St Patrick's Day parcel of shamrock inflatables, bottles of stout and software to journalists.The Windows 95/NT 4.

It may take the luck of the Irish to usurp Microsoft's dominance in desktop suites but Lotus celebrated the release of SmartSuite 97 today by sending a St Patrick's Day parcel of shamrock inflatables, bottles of stout and software to journalists.

The Windows 95/NT 4.0 software includes latest versions of 1-2-3, Word Pro, Freelance Graphics, Approach, Organiser PIM, and ScreenCam screen capture utility. Estimated retail price is £399 (£149 upgrade).

Lotus expects a version for OS/2 to ship in the October-December quarter.