IBM Lotus software news: Rich, cost-effective collaboration for Linux clients "... Running in Mozilla, Domino Web Access supports the functionality available when running in Internet Explorer — including off-line support delivered through replication, which is a necessity for mobile workers. It also supports fully integrated instant messaging and presence awareness through IBM Lotus Instant Messaging (formerly Sametime). The combination of Domino Web Access and integrated Lotus Instant Messaging lets organizations effectively transform the Mozilla browser into a light-weight collaborative workplace. For example, when a user receives an e-mail message with a budget spreadsheet attached, the recipient can initiate a chat session with the spreadsheet's author or the entire budget team, copied on the email -- all without ever leaving the messaging client -- Domino Web Access."
This is old news already (2003/07/30), with Notes 6.5 scheduled to GA in the next few weeks, but I suspect I wasn't the only person who had previously missed the Linux client story; I heard about it during an IBM webcast yesterday (and found this article via Ed Brill's IBM blog).
Overall: Notes Classic lives, and is now the IBM Workplace rich client for communication and collaboration.