No, to convert database from Outlook to Notes with the help of software it is essential to install the any edition of Microsoft Outlook before conversion.
You can use any edition of IBM Notes to open the resultant NSF file, as all versions are supported by the software.
Yes, using Outlook PST to Lotus Notes software you can migrate all emails with linked attachments as well as other data easily.
The tool does not inflict any restriction in the conversion of PST file. Using the tool you can migrate Outlook PST file of any size.
Migrate PST File to NSF File