Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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RE[3]: Say no to drugs...
by zittergie on Thu 24th Jan 2008 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Say no to drugs..."
zittergie
Member since:
2008-01-24

That's the point.

Why should one use pirated software or buy MsOffice, while for home use OpenOffice works just as fine.

Why use pirated Photoshop (Elements) while Gimp, Krita & digiKam (or Commercial Pixel32) does all a home user need.

Same applies to K3b, Amarok, mplayer, lazarus, and so on ...

I'm using kUbuntu around 90% for desktop use (BeOS: 5% for mail savings, Windows: 5% to see a game demo, and compile and test lazarus projects)

BTW: I'm in search for a mail program (or solution) in linux that treat mails as files and not as one big database file, and same for people (email addresses) files. (BeOS like) Any thoughts?

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RE[4]: Say no to drugs...
by anda_skoa on Fri 25th Jan 2008 01:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Say no to drugs..."
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07


BTW: I'm in search for a mail program (or solution) in linux that treat mails as files and not as one big database file, and same for people (email addresses) files. (BeOS like) Any thoughts?


Don't all of them do exactly that?

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RE[5]: Say no to drugs...
by zittergie on Sun 27th Jan 2008 11:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Say no to drugs..."
zittergie Member since:
2008-01-24

No, they don't:

Evolution store it's mail in ~/.evolution/mail/local/inbox (as a database file)

If i'm not mistake so does thunderbird

kmail store's it in seperate files (like I want) using cryptyc filenames so I have to open the mail to see from who and what the subject is.

Would be nice to see like this:

sender | subject | date | to whom | filename

Anyone using BeOS (or derivates) knows what i'm talking about.

The others thing that would be nice is having people files.

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