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Jan 21 2008   12:30AM GMT

Lotus 8.5 Beta out for Mac

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

Lotus has been “dragging their collective feet” with the release of the Mac edition of Lotus Notes. I am a Mac user at home and have has to support Mail on Macs in the past. Both large mail camps do a horrible job but Lotus seems to miss the boat when they can win it over an dover again by putting a Mac version out on time with the Windows Release. For now I am done scolding Lotus it’s significant that they now have a beta out for you Mac folks out there to test.

With Lotusphere this week in Orlando it’s important that they stop the people like me who time over time give them greif about the versions all being release on the same day for all platforms. Other than the fact that is just shows disorganization it also makes upgrading clients very hard and it’s also a bit of a chore to keep the versioning right. Rochester had to learn this lesson the hard way with OS/400 and Client Access. We all can recall the confusion of having an OS version of V4R3 and Client Access V3R1M3. I spent countless hours on the phone explaining that bit of confusion.

My recomendation to Lotus is to get all the Clients and other Applications all on the same version. It would only make life so much easier.

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