updated 06:40 pm EST, Mon February 27, 2006
Lotus Notes to help Macs
IBM's recent announcement to bring Lotus Notes to the Mac and Linux platforms will help it expand marketshare and provide an viable alternative to Microsoft's "feature-rich" Office/Exchange 12 on Vista.. A new column on emailbattles says that the forthcoming upgrade to IBM Notes will finally offer provide the needed business software for Linux desktops and help establish the Mac platform in corporate America: "The moment the new Notes is launched, Linux will have a complete retail-quality client desktop system to link with the world's only browser platform, Firefox, and hopefully accelerate OpenOffice development. Apple will get its first truly complete database collaboration environment, which should help create an image of Mac as a possible business platform. And both will get a shot at tons of previously out-of-reach business desktops."