lotus organiser on win 7 64 bit

will lotus organiser on win 7 64 bit if so how... if not can you recommend a program like organiser (not just a calendar)
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James MurrellProduct SpecialistAsked:
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rindiCommented:
Lotus Organizer is so old that even if it may work in Windows 7, you should consider getting something else. Lotus notes is good, and if you are using this as a collaboration tool inside a company, a domino server along with.

Another option could be m$'s outlook, which is part of some of the Office versions. Again if used as collaboration tool inside a company, an exchange server along with it would be needed.

You could also look at google apps and mail:

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/index.html

or hotmail:

http:/hotmail.com

both of which include some basic calendering and collaboration.

You can still try lotus organizer though, if it doesn't work just like that, right click on it, select "properties", "compatibility", and then select "Windows XP".

If that doesn't work, and you are using Windows 7 in a version better than the home versions, use it's virtualization environment to install the organizer that way:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
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James MurrellProduct SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thanks rindi, its for my dad whom loves it: ms outlook is not very good for what he whats and he still doesn't trust web enough for google. (shame i use it all the time)
 
I think he has home edition so may have to upgrade to use virtualization  get back to you soon on this
James
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rindiCommented:
First try it using compatibility mode as I mentioned just before virtualization. Virtualization runs XP as a separate OS in the "background", so it uses quite lots of resources, that the PC needs enough RAM and CPU power, although modern PC's have no problem with that, and since you mentioned Windows 7 64 bit, I asume the PC also has lots of RAM (or at least the OS supports it, so you could easily add more memory).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I moved a small business off of Organizer and onto Outlook in 2003, coincident with a change in computers and to XP at the time. There was initial sorrow, but within 3 or months, the entire organization had moved on and has never looked back.

I have several virtual machines on my computers, and I would find it inconvenient to have to load up a machine just to run my organizer. This approach works, but I do not really recommend it.

Hopefully you can help your father to move on. ... Thinkpads_User
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James MurrellProduct SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Perfect working fine on my laptop now just have to upgrade his from home and all will be great.. once again Big thanks...
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