"...Though the GNOME desktop already has plenty of mail
clients, a calendar, and an address book, a certain level of
integration has been missing from the equation. Few of the mail
clients, for instance, take advantage of the address book. None of
the programs available offer the sort of all-in-one convenience of
a Groupwise or Outlook. Evolution was designed to change this, and
provide additional features along the way that may cause many
non-GUI mail hold-outs to take a second look."
"...With even those outside the Linux community predicting that
Linux will "kill" Microsoft in the server arena, though, the new
fight is for the desktop, and the ever-elusive "typical user"
migrating from "friendlier" environs wants integration (and, it's
safe to admit, probably doesn't want to deal with regular
expressions). Evolution will not only provide the friendly GUI, but
some nice tools for processing mail that will rival (and likely
surpass) most offerings in the Windows world. It's the added
features and eventual polish (already showing through despite the
preview's lack of completeness) that will make Evolution a hard app
"...The calendar is similar in look to the one that ships with
the latest releases of GNOME, but offers more "groupware" features.
At their simplest, appointments can be entered on the calendar with
little more than a start time. An additional level of choices allow
users to set reminder times and methods. For instance, audio and
graphical reminders can be set, a program can be executed, and a
mail reminder can be sent. It will also be a simple matter to set
up recurrence rules for appointments, and the mechanism for doing
this includes tools for setting exception dates."
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