[RndTbl] Alternative to Outlook?

Kevin McGregor kmcgregor at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 4 10:14:53 CST 2004

I'd like to know, too. In the meantime, much as I dislike the idea of supporting Microsoft in any way, you can go to Future Shop or Best Buy and pick up the Educational Version of Microsoft Office.

That is, if the person buying it, or the person it's for, is or is related to a student, or a teacher, or someone who has ever been in a school, or has ever met a teacher, or knows someone who has been near a school, or... you get the picture. I think it's C$200.

If you're desperate for a calendar program (standalone, for one person) you could always download the Palm Desktop. It's free if you have a Palm serial number handy. I think my Dad uses it. He did; I'm not sure if he still does.

----- Original Message -----
From: John Lange <john.lange at bighostbox.com>
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2004 9:30 am
Subject: [RndTbl] Alternative to Outlook?

> I apologize for being a bit off topic here... But, I'm trying to 
> setup a
> new PC for my father's business.
> Even though I use 100% linux desktops on all of my own PCs I 
> decided to
> install WindowsXP on his machine. He has one of those "all-in-one"
> printer, scanner, fax units and also uses a software/voice-modem
> combination as an answering machine, neither of which are workable 
> underlinux.
> That being said, I want to use StarOffice instead of OfficeXP. No
> problem, it installs and works great!
> But here is the question; for other people who have done this, 
> what do
> you use as a replacement for Outlook's Calendar/Scheduler functions?
> I can use any one of Outlook Express, Mozilla Mail, Eudora for 
> email but
> none of them have a Calendar (am I missing something?).
> I thought of just buying Outlook2003 but it's $110.00US (according to
> the MS web site) !!! OfficeXP Standard edition (which includes 
> Outlook)is $530.00! (at Staples)
> Its really too bad there isn't a version of Evolution for Windows
> because it would be perfect.
> I'm not interested in over-kill either (Act, Lotus Notes etc). 
> Just a
> Calendar. If it also works as an email solution that's fine but I 
> don'tneed it to wash dishes and vacuum the carpet.
> It does NOT have to be free software. I'm willing to pay for the right
> solution.
> Suggestions anyone?
> -- 
> John Lange
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