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Sep 24, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"IBM is racing to integrate presence and availability awareness technologies with its latest release of Lotus Notes and Domino 6.5, which ships on Tuesday, Sept. 30...

"But whereas Microsoft's offering--based on Office 2003, Office Live Communication Server, Office SharePoint Services and other technologies--is aimed squarely at the Windows platform, IBM is seeking to differentiate itself by extending its offerings to the Linux platform with the Domino Web Access (formerly iNotes Web Access) and Domino for Linux on IBM zSeries eServer products. With these products, IBM said it now has end-to-end support for collaboration on the Linux platform, with both client-side and server-side software.

"Kounadis noted that Linux users will have to use Domino Web Access (which users access through either the Internet Explorer or Mozilla browsers) rather than the Notes rich-client, which Big Blue has not re-engineered for Linux. However, he said, users give up nothing by going with a browser client as opposed to a rich client because the two offerings have absolute parity when it comes to feature sets. As an example, IBM singled out the fact that Domino Web Access now has the ability to encrypt and read encrypted mail from Notes bi-directionally; it also has the ability to apply digital signatures..."

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