As befits a social software solution - the group is known as 'Social Connections'. See their website here: http://socialconnections.info/events/sc.nsf/home.xsp
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I currently tend to Tweet more often as @stevecogan - but interrupting that stream of micro-blogging to point you to a new user group, focusing on IBM Connections.
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A while ago I was interested in checking out Notes8 on Linux but didn't have the time to 'roll-my-own'. I'd come across an offer of a live-DVD version of Notes8 on Linux. Firstly I downloaded the SUSE10-Notes8 live DVD from here. Snappily titled, "IBM open collaboration client solution powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell". Surely, "Notes8 on Linux" would have been shorter? (I know, I know, don't call me Shirley...). Incidentally, The Register commented on this some time ago here.
After slapping my forehead in a "Doh!", Homer-Simpson, moment I realised my drive-bay had my extra HD instead of my DVD burner. A little bit of quick thinking later, I created a blank VMware machine and edited the CD-ROM settings to use the ISO DVD image instead of having to burn to DVD and boot from it. (Example settings below).
Voilà! You can now trial Notes8 (via VMware) on Linux. Certainly saves DVDs from ending up as more coffee mats...