Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 11:30 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they'd create a joint research facility, where both company's technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they're staffing up.
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RE[4]: ms/novell
by anda_skoa on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ms/novell"
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That's why we need a fully-functional Exchange client for Linux

Well, yes and no.
It would certainly help Linux as a desktop platform, but the thing IMHO really needed it availability of the Exchange client-server protocol.

Currently nobody can implement a fully functional Exchange client on any platform, nor a fully compatible server which would not require any change on the current Exchange clients (e.g. Outlook)

I am not sure if the Exchange client-server protocol is part of the protocol specifications the EU commission wants Microsoft to release, but it would allow to implement either server or client side and break the Outlook-Exchange interlock.

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