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Linux Journal: Domino for Linux: Fast, Flexible

Jun 03, 2000, 13:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Wong)

"Lotus's R5 version of Domino for Linux represents a major advancement for Linux. Domino is a Web-based application serer thatincorporates a sophisticated database and messaging system. While it can serve static Web pages and access database servers well enough, Domino's forte is in providing a platform for custom applications. Its third-party support is second to none, and almost every Domino application will run on the various Domino platforms."

"Domino is also one of the premier collaboration platforms, besting Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise. Originally accessible only via Lotus' proprietary Notes client, the Domino applications and database are now accessible via a Web browser. The Lotus Notes client, which runs on the Macintosh and Windows platforms, will work with the Domino for Linux server, but it has yet to be ported to Linux itself. Along with being a superior developer and user interface, the Notes client also has the advantage of being able to run standalone."

"Initially, you can set up Domino as a mail, application, or enterprise server. The mail server provides basic mail and calendar support, while the application server allows additional applications to be run on Domino. The enterprise server provides more sophisticated clustering support."

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