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Re: (News) Gates Does Not Get Enough from Outlook

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ Roy Culley ] on Friday 31 March 2006 23:54 \__
>> begin  risky.vbs
>> <2179911.BxYFqBnnEb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> http://www.emailbattles.com/archive/battles/email_aadcgeadjf_ha/
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| 'Then he (Gates) vented a key frustration with Outlook. While Gates
>>>| says he gets "immense benefit" from Outlook's Inbox rules, he wants
>>>| more.'
>>> `----
>>> Somebody should tell him to use Thunderbird with the extensions that
>>> handle this. As a mail client, Thunderbird has been more powerful
>>> than Outlook for over a year. It just doesn't come with bloat 'out
>>> of the box' and yet it remains far more stable and has more
>>> functions. Picture this: Gates still uses IE6.
>> It is the funcionality provided by Exchange / Outlook that wins the
>> day at the moment. The integration of email, calendar and scheduling
>> is excellent. OSS is very weak in this area. I've said this for years
>> but not much has changed.
> What about Evolution, or Kolab, or Groupwise, among other tools? See IBM's
> recent bounty on Exchange servers:
> Outlook and Exchange tend to work only when everybody uses them. This
> promotes a monoculture and discourages unity through
> transparency/protocols. Calendaring software in particular is terrible at
> communication with counterparts.

My ISP uses apparently uses Solaris servers and quite a lot of Open Source
Software, but they say that they use Exchange 2000 at the "core", which
kind of struck me as rather strange choice for their mail server.



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