[ubuntu-uk] IBM & Ubuntu - but what about Lotus?

Paul Roach roachy at roachy.net
Wed Oct 21 09:14:42 BST 2009

It's an interesting development and perhaps brings Ubuntu one step closer to
providing support for an application that can genuinely compete with MS
Exchange (the sole reason why we still have an Active Directory environment
here - as everything else for Windows clients can be delivered via
Samba+LDAP).  IMHO it's the one thing that's lacking for Ubuntu and Linux in
general.  A cost effective, functional and not exclusively web based
groupware solution that functions for both Windows and Linux clients would
then provide a complete migration path for corporates to an Open-Source
environment.  Unfortunately Exchange is, at the moment Microsoft's killer
app and is too often dismissed as a simple mail server.  The integration it
provides with the other aspects and features (shared tasks, calendars,
public folders, journaling, etc) mean that there's nothing out there at
present that can touch it.

Thanks for bringing this to attention Mac, and for the detailed response

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:59 AM, mac <ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> Alan Bell wrote:
> > I have been working with Lotus Notes and Domino for 10+ years...
> <snip>
> Wow!  I could hardly have wished for a more comprehensive and
> authoritative single reply, Alan.  Thanks for taking the time and
> trouble to give such a detailed and informed response.  It sounds like
> the bits I'd be interested in (essentially, the office suite) are the
> least attractive parts, and the Notes application (which people who've
> worked for PriceWaterhouseCooper tell me is used to impressive effect
> there, in ways you allude to) is not something I have much need for.
> Many thanks!
> mac
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