Monday, July 10, 2006

"Hell freezes over" shock announcement

Oh sorry, no that should be "IBM released Notes on Linux" shock announcement.

After years of pleading, and IBM saying "there isn't a big enough market", and more pleading, and IBM saying "it's too difficult", etc. etc. we finally have a Linux-based Notes client.

Even better, it doesn't need IBM Workplace Managed Client as originally suggested, so we have a fully standalone version of Notes for all those difficult-to-please techies out there.  At first it is only supported on RHEL4, but SUSE support will soon follow.  I'm sure there will be requests for other distis (Debian particularly) but I am surely there is no technical reason why it should not work.

Therefore, by the end of this year, we will have the full latest, greatest R7 Notes client running on Windows32, Windows64, Mac OS X, and Linux.  Now that's real choice for y'all...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

IBM have spotted the next emerging market - the small business that is growing, has only a dozen networked PCs with excel and Outlook which is no longer coping with a mushrooming data requirement. A slow migration to notes and LINUX with all its advantages will allow it to cope and expand without a sudden, expensive and complete change of infrastructure. Greg

Tue Jul 25, 07:12:00 am BST  

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