The desktop wars

Peter Gordon peter at
Tue Jun 20 03:28:31 UTC 2006

Craig White wrote:
> Thunderbird can import Outlook email & address books

Only on Windows (as Outlook does not run on *nix).

> You can set up an IMAP server and move the email to the IMAP server and
> then it's usable by any and all mail clients

While this is great from an administrative point of view, I find it hard
to believe that the average user would change their mail setup so
drastically to be interoperable with other OSes. Yes, Exchange does
suck. Quite a lot. But I think compability and interoperability of this
nature is one of the "Killer features" of Linux today.

In fact, I'd say that having to implement such a drastic change would
actually *discourage* potential users.

Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
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