[Gllug] Linux Petition

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 3 14:40:57 UTC 2012

On 03/04/2012, Alain Williams <addw at phcomp.co.uk> wrote:
> > They way to the desktop is to replace the applications, one by one (firefox,
> OoO, ...), until for most people the underlying operating system is
> irrelevant
> as the apps that they use work under most things: MS Windows, Linux, OS/X.

I couldn't agree with you more.
That's what Joe User wants - he or she doesn't give a stuff about the OS.
Joe User however quite frequently gets hostile to Jim Computerbuff
when non-Windows operating systems are being proposed - what they
REALLY mean is "Whine whine.... it doesn't run Outlook/Office"

> Regarding MS Exchange. Is there yet a *good* free drop in replacement, ie
> one
> that lets people continue to use MS Outlook, will also play with Thunderbird
> &
> Evolution ?

It is the shared calendaring which makes Outlook a lock-in to many companies.
People depend on it very closely for their day to day work.
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