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TheLinuxReview: KDE Wishlist and Overview

Aug 17, 2001, 04:22 (37 Talkback[s])

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That was fast. jd of the Linux Review offers a cursory look at KDE 2.2 and a wishlist for KDE 3:

" The sad fact is that there is no Linux desktop that can yet match the ease of use, and comfortable usage of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS. KDE is getting there but still lacks some refining touches. My guess is that KDE 3.0 is going to provide a revolutionary step towards the desktop with Linux.

KOutlook. Yes, I am blasphemous. Microsoft Outlook (providing you turn off the running of dangerous scripts!) is an excellent communications tool. It has a powerful featureset that offer a business user the ability to manage almost all of their electronic communication. If you don't like the fact that I mentioned Outlook, then think GroupWise. KMail is getting better, but still lacks real IMAP support. Yes, now I can use IMAP, but I have no subscription capability. One of the best features of IMAP is the subscription ability. It also is probably not a good thing that the IMAP support in KMail will provide a complete listing of your chosen mail folder. When running KMail, I should also have to ability to manage my shared folders for IMAP servers that support this functionality. KMail also shows inconsistency when checking email. For example, if I leave KMail running for a period of time and then I click check-email. KMail won't do anything but smile at me. If I restart KMail my new email comes down the pipe.

You can almost reach GroupWise/Outlook capability if you utilize all the PIM (Personal Information Manager) components of KDE 2.2. Between KOrganizer, KAddressbook, KNode and KMail, you are really close, but I would like a single, simple plug-in-like interface to the entire gamut of applications."

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