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Old 08-11-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
Peter Luijkx
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Question "outlook" for linux and windows

Hello all,

I am trying to migrate users on their Workstations from Windows XP to LINUX (including myself).

(The server should be a linux server. The workstations should be windows and in a later stage linux. We are thinking of using LDAP also.)

I would like to migrate them in two steps....

First step is get them used to a linux application similar in functionality as MS Outlook and Exchange Server (something like Kontact in Mandrak 10.0 - shared and private agenda; shared and private contacts, private mail, todo list). Therefore I need an application which can be used on linux and on Windows (like the internet browser Mozilla Firefox - it works on both windows and linux operating systems).

Second step is the install Mandrake 10.0 and use the same application.

Problem at this point is: what application will present me the same functionality as Kontact / MS Outlook and will also be available in Windows and Linux?!?!?! Is there an application, if not how should I migrate the users without losing functionality.

kind regards,

peter luijkx
Old 08-11-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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Not sure about all the functionality of Outlook on either as I know it does lack the Calendar functions but Thunderbird works and is on both Linux and Windows. Easy to use, easy to setup, just might lack some functionality your users are use to or need, but definitely should check it out.
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simply put.. depending on how big your migration is.. keep Exchange.. use Evolution as a client. you can download the novell connector fo free.

EDIT: you need Exchange 2k w/ OWA enabled to use the above.
Old 08-11-2004, 05:56 PM   #4
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I've recently migrated from Exchange with great success. I don't know wether a webbased client is acceptable in your case, but I have to say Group-Office is quite a brilliant solution.
It's GPL-ed, allthough an officially supported version is also available. It has all the functionality you mentioned

shared and private agenda; shared and private contacts, private mail, todo list
You can use any IMAP/POP3 solution as an e-mail backend. I use Postfix w/ MySQL and Courier IMAP.


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