On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 03:32:02 GMT, Mr. Man wrote in
It depends what you do and what operating system you use. If you
use or plan to use Windows XP, then 9.5 will not work. If you
collaborate with people who use MS Word or Excel, then the 9.5
filters are pretty good but the 9.8 filters are better,
particularly with Word. Because 9.8 is the third release to come
after 9.5, there were a number of code fixes.
One other point: Although 9.8 is the current release, there is,
in fact, a 9.8.1. You have to have a Passport Advantage contract
with Lotus (about US$150 if I recall correctly), and then they'll
upgrade your 9.8 to 9.8.1. There are a few improvements, but it
depends on your specific uses.
All in all, I'd say that you should upgrade. The cost is not that
great, certainly not compared to MS, and the improvements are