[Gllug] OT: unix on windows

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.demon.co.uk
Mon Apr 17 15:41:32 UTC 2006

Richard Cohen wrote:

> Of course, if people would JUST FSCKING USE OPEN STANDARDS it wouldn't
> be an issue, would it?

Wouldn't it? It remains a source of some disappointment to me that some
7 years after Exchange started to get widespread uptake, there is
*still* no credible free/open source alternative. It's easy to get a
decent free mail client, but getting mail/address book/calendar
integration is nigh on impossible. Where an organisation requires a
groupware suite with integration, the proprietary systems are the only
game in town. Mozilla is starting to make moves in the right direction
with Lightning, and the CalDAV standards are also helping, but it's
about 5 years too late, and what's on offer right now is frankly pretty
poor. Evolution is a good attempt, but it's not deployable as a
replacement for Outlook, as it only runs on Linux, and so it can't be
part of a phased move.

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