jeff at interchange.ca
Fri Jun 6 15:35:22 PDT 2003
Evolution is a pretty good drop in replacement for outlook.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
>> David Gerard
>> Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 6:19 PM
>> To: questions at freebsd.org
>> Subject: Re: Selling FreeBSD
>> Paul Robinson (paul at iconoplex.co.uk) [030606 19:09]:
>> > If they aren't enthusiastic, it's because it's not solving
>> any problems for
>> > them. The fact it works great as a high-traffic MX or HTTP
>> server isn't
>> > something most businesses need. As for desktop use, well,
>> it does suck
>> > compared to something like Mandrake for an average
>> run-of-the-mill office
>> > worker. Even Mandrake sucks a little bit compared to
>> Windows XP these days.
>> I would question that. I just set my highly non-technical
>> wife up with
>> FreeBSD 4.8, KDE 3.1, Mozilla Firebird 0.6 (Linux binary) and
>> OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 (Linux binary, as mentioned on this
>> list ;-). It does
>> require an administrator to at least run the ports or packages, but
>> any office network will need an administrator.
>> The only thing still missing is a drop-in replacement for
>> Outlook. Other
>> than that, it's probably more usable than Windows, and a Windows user
>> should have no trouble.
>> "It works like Windows, but it doesn't crash!"
>> - d.
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