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GNOME 2.26's 5 Best Features

Mar 20, 2009, 20:32 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"So why do I like it so much? Let me count the ways: 1) Exchange/Outlook mail compatibility.
The reason I hear the most anymore about why people don't switch to the Linux desktop isn't about the desktop itself or office applications. It's always about not being able to get to Exchange or not wanting to leave years of Outlook mail in the virtual trash can. Those excuses won't fly any more.

"That's because the latest version of Evolution, my all time favorite e-mail/groupware client, now has two killer features for users who might migrate from Windows and Outlook to Linux and Evolution.

"The first one is that you can now directly import Outlook PST (Personal Folders) files directly to Evolution. That means you can bring your t-mail, contacts, appointments, tasks, everything from Outlook to Evolution. In the past, the only way you could move PST files, was to jury-rig an export/import system. This, by the way, isn't just a Linux problem. I can't count the number of times I've had to help people move their PST data just from one PC to another with different versions of Outlook, and I don't even want talk about the pain I've had in getting Outlook PST information into Microsoft's Entourage for Mac."

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