Huge Ubuntu News from IBM Lotus

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IBM Announced in the opening session of Lotusphere today that they will begin supporting Lotus Notes on Ubuntu Linux. The official press release from CNN Money. From the article:

“IBM’s plans to deliver the IBM Open Collaboration Client Solution with Lotus Notes on the Ubuntu platform is a win for customers everywhere,” said Mark Murphy, vice president of alliances, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu. “Canonical is committed to bringing the best available productivity tools to its users on an open platform. Ubuntu users will now have an outstanding choice with Lotus Notes, while businesses will have a great choice with Lotus Domino. From a technical viewpoint, we are impressed how Lotus leverages the Eclipse platform to build and deliver rich client applications. This is an exciting development for Ubuntu users, too.”

Those who read my blog know that I am a fan of Ubuntu. Its a fantastic distribution and works phenomenally well on my laptop. Ed Brill also had lots of notes from this mornings session. Lotus has come a long ways in the decade + that I’ve been working with it. I’m quite excited about the product line.

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