Monday, June 27, 2005

Software knight Kapor takes up new quest - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Tech News and Reviews - New Technology - iPod Reviews - Boston.com - Business

Software knight Kapor takes up new quest - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Tech News and Reviews - New Technology - iPod Reviews - Boston.com - Business: "Kapor (pronounced kay-pore), 54, who founded Cambridge's Lotus Development Corp. in 1982 and grew it into what for a time was the world's largest software company, is back in the business after a 15-year hiatus. His new project, code-named Chandler, aims to do for e-mail and calendar functions what Firefox did for Web browsing: persuade tens of millions of ordinary computer users to abandon the Microsoft software bundled into their Windows operating systems and download a free ''open source' application. It's not a task undertaken lightly, and its success will hinge on offering people a product that is less frustrating and more useful and intuitive than the one they are using."

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