Posted by: David Vasta
AS/400, Client Access, Linux, Lotus, Lotus Notes, Ubuntu Linux
Us Ubuntu fans have all been waiting for the day when IBM says UBUNTU is ready for prime time. I have been asking 2 things from IBM over the past 3 or 4 years. Make a supported Client Access for Linux (RPM & .DEB) and Make a Lotus Notes Client for Linux (RPM & .DEB). I am not aksing for much am I?
While I know the Client Access for Linux will really never show up, they do have some things out there that will run on any platform via a browser, but nothing like what is available for Windows right now. I will keep holding my breath and see what happens.
A few years back IBM approved DB2 to run and be supported on Ubuntu Server. It was a big move and I don’t think any large IT shops payed attention. Why run DB2 on Windows when you can run it on Ubuntu for less and faster.
I would like to thank IBM for making Lotus Notes for Ubuntu. (Link to Chris Linfoot) I could just scream like a little girl when I heard Lotus 8.5 will be supported on Ubuntu. Now all we need is the Admin Client to run on Ubuntu and we all know the Domino Designer will eventually run inside of Eclipse and that will cover that.
Overall we are getting there. Linux is going to be a big part of IT this year and in the up coming years. I look forward to more Ubuntu/linux adoption.