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Date:      Fri, 6 Jun 2003 18:35:18 -0400
From:      "Jeff MacDonald" <jeff@interchange.ca>
To:        "'David Gerard'" <fun@thingy.apana.org.au>, <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Selling FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <000001c32c7b$e8777bd0$0200a8c0@crusty>
In-Reply-To: <20030606221839.GO31266@thingy.apana.org.au>

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Evolution is a pretty good drop in replacement for outlook.

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org 
>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of 
>> David Gerard
>> Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 6:19 PM
>> To: questions@freebsd.org
>> Subject: Re: Selling FreeBSD
>> 
>> 
>> Paul Robinson (paul@iconoplex.co.uk) [030606 19:09]:
>> 
>> > If they aren't enthusiastic, it's because it's not solving 
>> any problems for 
>> > them. The fact it works great as a high-traffic MX or HTTP 
>> server isn't 
>> > something most businesses need. As for desktop use, well, 
>> it does suck 
>> > compared to something like Mandrake for an average 
>> run-of-the-mill office 
>> > worker. Even Mandrake sucks a little bit compared to 
>> Windows XP these days.
>> 
>> 
>> I would question that. I just set my highly non-technical 
>> wife up with
>> FreeBSD 4.8, KDE 3.1, Mozilla Firebird 0.6 (Linux binary) and
>> OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 (Linux binary, as mentioned on this 
>> list ;-). It does
>> require an administrator to at least run the ports or packages, but
>> any office network will need an administrator.
>> 
>> The only thing still missing is a drop-in replacement for 
>> Outlook. Other
>> than that, it's probably more usable than Windows, and a Windows user
>> should have no trouble.
>> 
>> "It works like Windows, but it doesn't crash!"
>> 
>> 
>> - d.
>> 
>> 
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