Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Living with Linux on the Laptop: More on Evolution

I’ve been using Evolution as my email/calendar/contacts/tasks application for a day and find myself missing Outlook. Evolution’s Exchange connector is clunky…it connects through Outlook Web Access and it’s slow, plus it’s offline mode is awkward to use. It requests authentication several times, then times out. After it times out, you can finally select to work offline. Then, when you come back online, it takes a long time to re-sync the folders. Clunky. Maybe it’s better with GroupWise or other collaboration software, but I find it frustrating with Exchange. Of course, maybe it's something in the config that I need to change.

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