Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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leech
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2006-01-10

On the subject of Evil applications that Microsoft has created over the years that they are trying to get away from... Outlook. While most already know that IE6 was the epitome of evil in the Browser world, with it's lackluster support for standards. Outlook is just as bad, and realistically only useful when you're using it in a flat out Microsoft environment.

It really doesn't work that well with a Postfix and Courier set up. Having strange enough issues that require a reboot to fix them.

And much like IE6, I think MS is trying to kill it off. In fact, a recent update forced Outlook express to change it's language to Russian of all things. And there was no fix. They basically said "Outlook Express is no longer supported." Good, there is a decent enough version of Evolution for Windows now. Or Thunderbird. Use those!

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jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

I don't agree that they're trying to kill outlook, infact they're releasing an outlook, not entourage, but an outlook for the upcoming mac office (I think 2010). As for outlook express, it's already dead, even windows mail in vista is as good as dead, windows live mail is what they're pushing now for a free mail client.

Anyway, maybe you meant outlook express in places you said outlook because they're two totally different beasts. Outlook (that comes with office) isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

FWIW, Outlook and Outlook express tend to behave well with postfix and dovecot provided a few options are set server side to deal with some of their quirks. Occasionally we'll see a stray outlook process that hoses up send/receive and has to be killed off manually to get outlook working again.

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