[sf-lug] evolution: bug or feature?

jim jim at well.com
Sat May 31 12:05:02 PDT 2008

many thanks for the note. 

   evolution includes not only email but 
calendaring and a task list feature along 
with a contact list and a memo feature. 
   my supposition is that all four features 
are somehow integratable with each other 
and also with remote devices, notably cell 
phones but also PDAs of various types, even 
remote (in the field) laptops, i suppose. 
   i hate the idea of moving away from my 
beloved text files and grep, but that's 
what i've promised myself to do, probably 
starting this coming week. 

   my hope is to understand what open 
source equivalents compare to ms exchange 
systems, soup to nuts. i'm not happy about 
the prospect of getting linux terminal end 
systems working with an existing exchange 

On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 11:41 -0700, jason stone wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> >
> >   thanks for the vote.
> >   i like plain old mail (CLI, works fine), but
> > i'm trying to learn how to use evolution with
> > my cellphone, hoping to get hip to the "we
> > gotta have outlook" issue that seems one of the
> > main resistance points small businesses have to
> > switching to linux.
> >   so far i've just gotten mail and then run
> > off to do chores. in a couple of weeks i'll
> > have time to try to integrate evolution features
> > (e.g. calendar) with my phone.
> >
> >
> Heya Jim
> Hope all is well!
> Many businesses run MS Exchange environments, more big companies than
> small would be my guess.  The holdup for not moving workstations to
> linux (and Macs too) is the lack of full Exchange compatibility.
> Usually this means a full implementation of calendaring.  Email is
> usually the lowest hanging fruit in the equation.
> I would love to hear how your testing goes.
> -jasonstone

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