Notes/Domino is like a good wine: getting better over time
Version 1.0 of Notes was first available on December, 7th 1989. The most recent version is currently available as version number 11. Version 12 will be released in Q2/2021.
There are not many software titles available these days that are still in the market since their first appearance.
You can still open your in 1989 created version 1.0 databases using the most recent version 11. The terms Lotus Notes, IBM Notes are all talking about the same. HCL recently bought the software from IBM. It’s Notes the client as part of the server named Domino.
Notes is the client software talking to the server Domino
HCL is selling the client server groupware platform in two parts:
- Notes is the client software available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
- Domino is the server component with the built in web part
Notes/Domino – what can I do with it?
There are quite a few definitions out there. A good source is Wikipedia. Please refer to their article about the software to find out more.