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I have convinced a friend to try Ubuntu and he is happy to do this except for his concerns about "losing" MS outlook email. he is a small one man business so keeping his current email address and contacts are very important.
Today I imported my AOL email to Thunderbird. Just brilliant. Could not believe how easy it was so i am hoping this will also be the case for Outlook.
Although I accessed my AOL Mail easily from Firefox, I still regard this as another important step to becoming windowless.
I have learned so much and I am truly grateful to all who have helped me get so much enjoyment out of the best OS in the world.
There is no problem keeping your "hotmail" account. I've been using ubuntu for several years and have recently switched to an all ubuntu program. I did convert to Thunderbird, which works great, but Chromium and Firefox even on ubuntu 13.04 works with no change in Outlook. If you want to feel secure about it get an ubuntu disk with wubi, which allows you to install in a windows system, as though it were an application, and dual boot windows and ubuntu on the same computer. When you feel comfortable, which I believe you will, you can do like I did and get rid of windows. You can install the same ubuntu on as many computers as you want. No licensing problems, no extra charges, open source freedom to do what you want and do something else with the money you would spend for non open source OS's. You can even use ubuntu on older computers that are not super faster or super anything. Ubuntu just works on them, even with one G of RAM.
Now I've got to figure out how to install vpn so I can get through the great firewall of