Lotus revived? On Linux? To compete with Microsoft?

IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative

This really made me do a double-take:

IBM announced a new partnership with Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical to offer “Microsoft-free” personal computers with IBM’s Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony software.

Lotus… as in Lotus 1-2-3 vs. Quattro Pro… partnering with Canonical… as in Ubuntu Canonical. The mind reels. Over and over and over…