Sunday, June 8, 2008

IBM Lotus Notes 8 on Linux


mhewedy said...

Is it an office suite like OpenOffice ??

Ahmad Amr said...

You can say it's the following:

1. Lotus Symphony
1. Word Processing
2. Spread Sheets
3. Presentations
2. Lotus Sametime Chat
3. Lotus Notes e-mail client

But anyway it's loosely-coupled, you can get any of the above apps as standalone ones or integrated inside Lotus Notes. I don't know a lot about its core and security and so, but I know well that it's built upon eclipse and that it's a very resource-hungry application and uses its own standards in all its GUI aspects causing a shock to any user who was used to Evolution, Thunderbird or even Outlook! It's a totally different world out there!