Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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RE[2]: Yeah right
by SteveB on Tue 31st May 2011 10:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Yeah right"
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We use Lotus Notes and everybody hates it.

Because? Is it because it is not Outlook? Long ago when everyone and his dog was using Windows and Outlook Express at home then everyone hated this bloated IBM Lotus Notes. Now the time has changed and everyone and his dog has a iPhone and people started to use Mac OS X at home. Can you imagine that now people start to hate Outlook? Now you hear stuff like: "It is not so intuitive like Mail.App. It is not so logic like the Mac. On the Mac things just work. etc". It's human nature to nag around. But from the business perspective this all does not count much. IBM Lotus Domino/Notes delivers the functionality (and more) that the combo Exchange/Outlook offers too. That's all what counts. If you do IT for so long as I do then you will realize that users always complain. They hate SAP, they hate Oracle, they hate Office, they hate their old IE, they hate their work, they hate to pay taxes, they hate traffic jam, they hate the weather, etc...


Yes, there is an Ubuntu package for Lotus Notes. However Notes won't work. You manually need to google and download some library files. Keep those files save, because if you either upgrade/patch Notes or Ubuntu your Notes will be broken again.

This is the job of the IT professionals in your company. They do all this stuff. And don't think that such work is not needed on Windows too.

And that's Notes on a *supported* platform for you.

It is supported. I personally would make some things different but I am not IBM.

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