Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Jul 2006 21:15 UTC
Linux Toby Richards wrote an opinion article for NewsForge, claiming that for him, Linux won't get mainstream until Evolution - or another capable Outlook-like client - gets optimized and offers 100% compatibility with Exchange. In the comments section of Newsforge readers offered more reasons as to why Linux is not mainstream, offering a view on their needs. My take: While for my personal, home usage of Linux my needs are different, I agree with Toby that companies won't switch their desktops if full Exchange compatibility isn't reached and if Evolution stops being the memory beast it currently is.
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Crap
by mkools on Sun 23rd Jul 2006 11:29 UTC
mkools
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2005-10-11

This article is crap.
It tells that Exchange is the only reason for company's not to move to Linux.
If a company has his desktops on Linux why would it still use Exchange and not another solution like Open Groupware.

Further more, Windows is still far better to manage than Linux, I can deploy clients through RIS, I can set GPO's, I can do everything through the Active Directory, I can add Terminal Services etc etc. and everyhting is done with a couple of mouseclicks.

I'm a linuxfan too, I run it at home and I run it on my company laptop but let's face it, Linux is not ready yet for companywide usage, it still needs a whole lot of work before it can even come near Windows.

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