GNOME 2.26's 5 Best Features
Mar 20, 2009, 20:32 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."