[RndTbl] Alternative to Outlook?
bdoob at acm.org
Thu Mar 4 19:25:49 CST 2004
You could try Aethera. It's free and it runs on Linux and Windows. I
haven't used it, so I can't make any comments.
On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 10:14:53 -0600
Kevin McGregor <kmcgregor at shaw.ca> wrote:
> 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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