Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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RE[2]: Citadel
by lemur2 on Sat 30th Aug 2008 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Citadel"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I would like to see Evolution or KMail with the OpenChange connector (let's hope it's good) running natively on Windows & Mac. For IT to even entertain the idea, there needs to be a drop-in replacement for Outlook - even Outlook 2001 for Mac would have made a better argument than Entourage, Thunderbird or Mail.app.

Hopefully the GTK+ and QT4/KDE porting efforts will deliver something better than we have now. I'd hope it would encourage Linux adoption too.


Client side:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kontact

http://www.kontact.org/

(Windows clients can use Outlook).

Groupware servers:
http://www.kontact.org/groupwareservers.php

http://www.kolab.org/

http://www.citadel.org/doku.php

http://www.egroupware.org/

Lots of FOSS solutions out there, for both the groupware server and the clients.

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RE[3]: Citadel
by Cymro on Sat 30th Aug 2008 22:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Citadel"
Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07


http://www.kontact.org/

(Windows clients can use Outlook).


But my whole point was about not using Outlook. It was about providing Windows & Mac ports of apps like that to ease the transition from Outlook, Exchange and eventually even Windows.

Edited 2008-08-30 22:41 UTC

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RE[4]: Citadel
by lemur2 on Sun 31st Aug 2008 11:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Citadel"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"
http://www.kontact.org/

(Windows clients can use Outlook).


But my whole point was about not using Outlook. It was about providing Windows & Mac ports of apps like that to ease the transition from Outlook, Exchange and eventually even Windows.
"

http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=KDE4+Windows+Port

http://windows.kde.org/

http://windows.kde.org/news.php#itemAnnouncementReleaseofKDE410onWi...

http://www.kolab.org/pipermail/kolab-users/2008-August/008555.html

Maybe soon.

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