[sf-lug] Great News: IBM, Novell join forces
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Aug 5 17:10:51 PDT 2008
Quoting phillip tribble (phillip.tribble at gmail.com):
> "During a press briefing at LinuxWorld today in San Francisco, IBM announced
> a new partnership with Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical to offer
> "Microsoft-free" personal computers with IBM's Lotus Notes and Lotus
> Symphony software.
(Disclaimer: I've never used Lotus Notes, and haven't seen Symphony
since DOS days.)
As late as 2002, I used to hear a lot about Lotus Notes and the IBM
Domino servers that go with them. Managers seemed to like it as a
do-it-all "collaborative application platform". Technical users and
sysadmins seemed to uniformly hate it with a searing passion. I've
seldom seen anything like that -- and am sure I've heard nothing about
it for half a decade -- until now.
Symphony, on the other hand, has been not just obscure but actually
dead, around the end of the '80s,/ early '90s.
What's now being called [IBM] Lotus Symphony is a completely new and
unrelated product having nothing to do with the historical product --
and originated as IBM Workplace (2002-2006). It seems to be a Java
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