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Old 03-27-2002, 05:15 PM   #1
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Moving contacts from Windows to Linux


He guys,

Does anyone have any idea how I can move my Outlook contacts into an address book in KDE? I am running Mandrake 8.2. I found some sort of import/export utility in one of the address books but it does not have an option to import from Outlook. It does have an option for Outlook Express 5.0 however. I wonder if I moved my contacts out of OL to OE and then to Linux? Is there an easier way that I am missing here?

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freezinbutt
 
Old 03-27-2002, 05:40 PM   #2
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You would want to take a look at evolution, I believe it comes bundled with Mandy, it has an export/import utility, I am not in Mandy right now can't tell you more.
 
Old 03-27-2002, 06:09 PM   #3
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You can export your Outlook contacts and chose the Comma Separated Values (Windows not DOS) format. I saved it on a disk and was able to successfully import it into my KAddress Book. I'm not sure which one you're trying to use. Hope this helps!
 
Old 03-27-2002, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks neo77777. I got it.

Thanks neo 77777,

I'm so new to Linux I did not even know what Evolution was. I found it in Mandy, followed the directions for importing from Outlook, and that is that. No problem. I'm off and running. Piece of cake.

Thanks again,
freezinbutt
 
Old 03-27-2002, 11:49 PM   #5
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You're welcome.
As I can see you're in Alaska, linux is really spreding around the globe. How is the weather there, anyway?
 
Old 03-28-2002, 12:42 AM   #6
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Hello neo77777,

Thanks again. Slowly I'm getting ahold of this Linux thing.

While I have you here, I have another question. How do you set a default web browser in KDE? In Evolution, any links sent to me (like this one taking me to linuxquestions.org) open up in Mozilla. I would like all links to open in Konqueror. Don't get me wrong; I like Mozilla. I just like to be in control of my computer.

This leads me to another question about Mozilla. Mandy 8.2 came with 0.9.8 and I would like to upgrade to 0.9.9. I have downloaded it but can't figure out how to install it. Can I upgrade my current version somehow or do I need to delete 0.9.8 and do a clean install of 0.9.9?

Ok. Now I will answer your question. Yes I live in Alaska. I live in a small town called North Pole, which is just outside of Fairbanks. (Yes, Santa does live here. No kidding.) The weather is about normal for this time of year. We have had light snow for the past two days. We have had some melting the last couple of weeks, but nothing major. The spring thaw (we call it, "breakup") will not happen until late April or early May. Summer here is very nice. We often times get up into the 80's and occasionally we break the 90 degree mark. Also, we have 24 hours of daylight during the summer months which makes it very nice. Winter comes early though. The snows usually fly aroung late September and once the snow is on the ground and the temperatures drop below freezing, we will not see above freezing temperatures until spring. It is not uncommon for the winter temperatures here to drop to -60 or even -70 deg. f, and stay there for weeks on end. January and February are the coldest months as average temperatures for those months average between 20 and 30 below 0. Also, the winter months are very dark. We get down to only 3.5 hours of daylight in December during winter solstice. After the solstice though, we start to gain about 7 to 10 minutes of daylight a day until the summer solstice. Then we turn the corner and start loosing 7 to 10 minutes a day until winter solstice. It is definately a different way of life up here.

That's probably more info than you expected but that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Later,
freezinbutt (now you know why I chose this name)
 
Old 03-28-2002, 06:25 PM   #7
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