Linux on the desktop has come a long


Linux on the desktop has come a long way


I needed to check some email. I was too lazy to boot up my laptop so I thought I’d setup an account with the Evolution” mail client that installed with Linux. Wow! It looks a lot like Outlook and seems to have the same base features. The only thing that really keeps MS Office on a lot of desktops is Outlook. For most people Open Office is great for word processing and spreadsheets but alternative Email/PIM software really sucks. I think Evolution could be the answer, but it only runs on Linux/Unix right now.

I think a case could be made to run a Linux network at the school. It does everything the students need it to plus I could maintain much more control over the systems. Plus most of them wouldn’t have a clue about how to change anything. I think I’m being converted.

  1. #1 by chris on April 21, 2004 - 7:47 am

    Uh oh… there’s only one thing worse than a Mac evangelist… a Linux evangelist!

  2. #2 by Randall on April 21, 2004 - 9:52 am

    Just don’t ask the Penguin into your heart.

  3. #3 by Rev. Mike on April 21, 2004 - 11:02 am

    If there were a way to get Mozilla or Thunderbird to sync with a Pocket PC, I would dump the entire MS Office suite in a New York minute.

  4. #4 by Leighton Tebay on April 21, 2004 - 1:11 pm

    Mike:

    Evolution will sync with a Palm Pilot.

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