Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Dec 2006 22:22 UTC
IBM IBM's Lotus Software division is taking a bigger bite of Apple's Mac OS X. The company on Dec. 28 formally rolled out the latest version of its Lotus messaging software package, dubbed Notes 7.0.2, which will include e-mail, calendar management tools and instant messaging that is specifically designed for Mac OS X users.
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thoughts from an ex-IBMer
by b0ne on Fri 29th Dec 2006 18:10 UTC
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Lost notes ID files (authentication), database replication (synchronization), workspace and database corruptions, .... oy! You have never felt the pain if you haven't used notes configured in a remote access situation.

I worked at IBM for a while, and I had to use and support accounts that had domino setups. Notes is a database first, that was adapted to do email and calendaring. It isn't a half bad database, a little ugly, but it works.

I do have to reflect the sentiments of most of the other posters in that it has been extremely unstable up through v5, and is primarily used outside of IBM as an email/calendaring system.

Edited 2006-12-29 18:12

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