Although the Eclipse notes client is a richer place to work there are times when it would be better to run the simpler basic client . A good example would be if I have several virtual machines running at once on my laptop.
Even though you have installed the Standard ( eclipse ) client you can still start the basic client by using nlnotes.exe ( NL is supposedly No Logo ). Your desktop icons etc will be the same in both versions.
I do this with a shortcut on my start menu. nlnotes.exe is located in the same folder as Notes.exe, in my case “C:Program FilesIBMLotusNotesnlnotes.exe”