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PC Week: Domino port to Linux makes waves

Aug 16, 1999, 13:26 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pankaj Chowdhry)

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"PC Week Labs tested a sneak preview of Domino Release 5 for Linux that was made available last week."

"we have little doubt that this version of Domino will significantly lower the cost of entry for companies that want to explore groupware with Notes, as well as for Notes shops that want to add redundant servers economically."

"Current versions of Domino require an expensive Sun Micro systems Inc. server, which in many cases would be overkill for a small to medium-size company. The other option, running Domino on Windows NT, requires buying associated client-access licenses on top of Notes licenses.

"Of course, no such operating system licenses are a factor with Linux, and Domino for Linux's hardware requirements are a paltry 486-based PC and 64MB of RAM."

"The Linux version of Domino is so early that Lotus is not even calling it a beta, but it was very stable in tests."

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