We are seeing a bunch of cases where the Notes 8.02 client is hanging on start up. Usually, immediately after the authentication dialog, the Notes client will just 'hang' with an hourglass. Of course, on a customer site, or even internally, this is a problem.
One solution, which is immediate and very satisfying, is to start the client with:
nlnotes.exe instead of notes.exe. Ah....problem solved.
There is also a setting that appears to work, although we have not used it yet - which is to add this to the notes.ini