technofile: Making your own information manager in your e-mail program
Jun 21, 2000, 14:31 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Fasoldt)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Practicing what you preach is hard."
"When I switched from Windows to Linux on my main PC a year ago,
I gave up a wonderful personal organizer. I'd been a big fan of
Microsoft Outlook 98, and I knew right away I'd miss it when I
installed Linux. (Outlook is part of Microsoft Office, which is not
yet available for Linux.)"
"...There was much more to Outlook 98 that I liked. It had
drawbacks, too. It took a long time to load and sometimes refused
to close. It would drive me crazy sometimes by refusing to send out
mail that had certain characters in the address."
"For a few months after I installed Linux I cheated. Every
now and then I'd boot back up into Windows -- I have both Windows
and Linux on that PC -- and run Outlook 98 to check my notes and my
calendar. But security blankets can only cover so much. I knew last
winter that I had to stop sneaking back into Windows. I had to find
a program I could run under Linux that would do what Outlook 98 did