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RE: Missing software (may a bit OT, sorry)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Lund [mailto:floyd atc no]
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 9:18 AM
> To: seawolf-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: Missing software (may a bit OT, sorry)
> > Lots of people are complaing about the lack of software, 
> and that makes
> > Linux a bad choice for the desktop.
> >
> > Any ideas on what kind of software that is missing on 
> Linux, just in case
> > someone has a few spare month over it would be good to know 
> about good
> > projects....
> I can only speak for my own company, but IMHO an open-source drop-in
> replacement for MS Exchange server, capable of serving the 
> scheduler and
> addressbook stuff in Outlook etc. along with the email part 
> would open up a
> LOT of opportunities to replace NT servers in small/medium 
> businesses where
> replacing the desktop OS is not an option today.

Take a look at Ximian Evolution--it is coming along.

> On the desktop side of things, I think the MS Office suite with its
> "standard" file formats doc/xls/ppt is the most important 
> area that needs
> work. The typical end user doesn't care if it's called 
> "Windows" or "Linux"
> as long as the word processor menus are *identical* and files 
> can be moved
> between the two.

What about WordPerfect.  Very similar on both Windows and Linux.

> Andreas Lund (floyd atc no)
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