[nSLUG] Win32 vs linux comparisons that miss the point

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Mon Jul 14 09:53:16 ADT 2003


On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 ykk at rootdown.net wrote:

> > There appears to be a huge increase in the number of people thinking about
> > switching to linux from Win32.  This has lead to a little industry where
> > constructing lists of the linux apps these people are supposed to use
> > to replace their Win32 apps.  I think this misses the point -- linux
> > offers a great deal more flexibility than Win32.
>
> 	Yes, but the retraining and general hand-holding required to get
> people to uses these 'more flexible' applications is expensive. If I had
> something to *directly replace outlook* ... except for the glaring
> security issues, of course ... I'd switch in a heartbeat.

Evolution with the Exchange connector.

> If I had
> something I could replace exchange with, again, I'd switch in a heartbeat.

Suse Linux Enterprise Server. Also, you might want to take a look at some
of the stuff Novell's coming out with.

Cheers... Dop.




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