IBM announced today that it is developing a Linux port for Lotus Notes. It will be available around July 24 for download. It will be based upon the Eclipse open-source framework, also the ‘normal’ new release of Lotus Notes will be based upon this framework.. Even do I am not a big fan of Lotus Notes I am happy with the Linux release. My current employer is developing plans to migrate the complete e-mail system to a Lotus Notes environment, I have some experience using Lotus Notes and it was hell. Now there is the migration plan and I was wondering if I would be able to access Notes from my Linux machine, thanks to IBM I will now be able to do so.