Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Remember how Mark Shuttleworth justified moving the window titlebar widgets to the left by claiming the space freed up on the right side could now be used for something else? On his blog, Shuttleworth unveiled what, exactly, Ubuntu's plans are: window indicators, or 'windicators'. In a nutshell, it comes down to having a tray area in every window.
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Corporate World
by motersho on Tue 4th May 2010 12:51 UTC
motersho
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1999-05-04

Shuttleworth/Ubuntu needs to stop with the small relativity pointless UI changes(icons on the left, soon to be removal/modification of the systray, and now windicators) and start to focus more on the corporate world. Its time to get Evolution working (or another client) perfectly with Exchange servers. The framework is there with Openchange and the Evolution-mapi plugin but it is still really buggy. (Although Fedora 13 has made several vast improvements of this with actually moving to Evolution 2.30 instead of staying back on the old version like Ubuntu)

I think this is the hold up for alot of techies and some regular users wanting to move away from Windows/Outlook to the linux world in a corporate environment.

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RE: Corporate World
by sorpigal on Tue 4th May 2010 20:50 in reply to "Corporate World"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Shuttleworth/Ubuntu needs to stop with the small relativity pointless UI changes(icons on the left, soon to be removal/modification of the systray, and now windicators) and start to focus more on the corporate world. Its time to get Evolution working (or another client) perfectly with Exchange servers. The framework is there with Openchange and the Evolution-mapi plugin but it is still really buggy. (Although Fedora 13 has made several vast improvements of this with actually moving to Evolution 2.30 instead of staying back on the old version like Ubuntu)

I think this is the hold up for alot of techies and some regular users wanting to move away from Windows/Outlook to the linux world in a corporate environment.


QFT. Spinning wheels redoing the UI like this doesn't help with bug #1, but perfecting exchange compatibility does. Even better would be to clone postpath: Write an open source mail server that Outlook can talk to and think is exchange but that doesn't royally suck. Switching the back end off of Microsoft products is always helpful.

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RE[2]: Corporate World
by boldingd on Wed 5th May 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE: Corporate World"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Doubly agreed. One of my greatest hassles using Linux at work is the lack of integration with Exchange (and Sharepoint and so-forth). Fixing that would be wonderful, and might score some community points for Ubuntu.

...but moving to Evolution as a mail client will cause more pain than it alleviates.

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