__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 21:34 \__
> Gordon wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:07:58 -0600, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>> > On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 21:01:56 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> Calendaring from Mozilla. Not third parties and no Sunbird. Outlook
>> >> becomes even more obsolete (setting aside Evolution and KOrganiser).
>> >> http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=599&slide=23
>> > If you seriously think a strictly client side calendar competes with
>> > outlook/exchange, you're sadly mistaken and completely unaware of what
>> > it is that makes Outlook and Exchange so popular.
>> The point is it's NOT just a "client side" calendar - it can be used very
>> effectively on a network. AND, the client has some functions that Outlook
>> does not in that you can view all events, all future events, or events in
>> the next 7/14/31 days as a list above the calender pane. Outlook doesn't
>> do that and is a pain (sic) to read because of it.
> I've been a Lotus Notes user the last several years ( worked for Ray
> Ozzie at last job who developed Notes ) but one thing that Outlook
> users have told me that works great is synching with PDAs.
> You add a calendar entry in your PDA and it synchs to Outlook and
> everyone else can see your new schedule (assuming it wasn't private of
> course.) Or if you're on the road and a meeting gets re-scheduled, as
> soon as you start your PDA and connect to the web at the airport it
> synchronizes itself and everything automatically appears in your PDA
> and on everyone elses schedule. These are the types of features that
> Lightening is going to have to support.
Thunderbird (Netscape Mail derivative) has been synchronising with Palm PDA
for quite a while. I have been getting personal E-mail about it as many
people migrate to Thunderbird nowadays. The Palm newsgroups continue to be
filled with people whose Outlook cannot work properly with their handheld.
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