The install is not the same as for Windows, but the package manager makes it very easy to install software.
Setting up the client is straightforward, even though it's kicked off in a terminal session. I had a VPN connection active before trying to connect to the server, but still was unable to connect to the server. I had to configure locally first.
Passthru (a great feature of Notes!) is working fine. I still need to sort out the connection issues trying to directly connect via VPN.
Being platform-independent, the Notes client looks and acts just like it does on Windows. Well, almost like it, I need to adjust the fonts so that I can see the text on the workspace icons - for some reason all the workspace icons are blank.