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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RE[2]: Fun while it lasted
by kwanbis on Fri 29th Dec 2006 02:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Fun while it lasted"
kwanbis
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2005-07-06

How can outlook, a mail/calendar application compare with lotus notes? I don't get it.

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RE[3]: Fun while it lasted
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Dec 2006 02:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Fun while it lasted"
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2005-08-18

"How can outlook, a mail/calendar application compare with lotus notes?"

it doesn't. Exchange however does and as bad as Exchange is it is still less borked than Notes. Not that that amounts to much though, it's kinda like being the tallest midget.

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RE[4]: Fun while it lasted
by Phloptical on Fri 29th Dec 2006 03:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Fun while it lasted"
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2006-10-10

Tallest midget......I gotta remember that one. That's pretty good.

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RE[3]: Fun while it lasted
by Phloptical on Fri 29th Dec 2006 03:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Fun while it lasted"
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2006-10-10

Actually, I said "Outlook and Access", but someone else pointed out that Access isn't supported on the Mac. Too bad, huh?

Maybe it's me, but the comparison is made when every employee in a Notes shop uses it primarily as an email client. Ask anyone outside of your IT department what Lotus is and I'll bet 99% of them respond "It's how I get my email". Of course, that answer may come after a few off color remarks about your mother and some vulgar adjectives, but that's what the everyday corporate user will probably say.

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RE[4]: Fun while it lasted
by kwanbis on Fri 29th Dec 2006 13:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Fun while it lasted"
kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

well, that your company has bought lotus notes to use it as an email app, is probably their mistake.

I currently have 119 applications on my workspace, and only two inboxes.

We do 95% of our work using lotus notes.

I have use lotus notes since version 4.5, and with each major release, less crashes. I have almost no crashes on version 6.5, and barely a crash on 7.0.2.

Regarding on how awful lotus notes is at email, i really don't see the problem. Its 100% customizable, but i really mean 100%, you can do whatever you are pleased. It gets no virus (try that on outlook), and you can make it look/act as you wish, even as outlook, if you know how to program it.

Having Lotuscript, java, javascript, and @formulas to customize it, is one of the strenghts, as you can choose your preferred language.

Also, look at the lotus.com/ldd forums, and you would see one of the most active developers comunity.

Lotus notes my not be perfect, but i'm sure is the greatest colaboration tool. Way more advanced than anything MS can have now.

And MS has seen something in it, in fact, he grabbed is creator, and is now working at IBM.

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