__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Friday 31 March 2006 23:54 \__
> begin risky.vbs
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
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>>| '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
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