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Re: [News] OpenOffice Gets Lotus 'Implants', Outlook-like Capabilities

____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 11 September 2007 14:28 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> IBM Adds Lotus Notes Code To OpenOffice Project
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The stakes are high as an increasing number of government and enterprise
>>| software buyers are insisting that the applications they purchase conform
>>| to internationally recognized standards.
>> `----
>> IBM to give OpenOffice the Outlook e-mail killer it needs?
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Has the Outlook killer for OpenOffice finally arrived?
>>| OpenOffice is the most promising open source alternative to Microsoft
>>| Office that runs on most Linux distributions, Windows, Macintosh and BSD
>>| but to date it has lacked an integrated e-mail service such as the Outlook
>>| client that is integrated in Microsoft Office.
>> `----
>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1401
> There's no doubt that we need a good, open,
> diarying/calendaring/synchronisation capability in the open-source
> world.  There are a great many projects, but they like an overarching
> coherence.  Perhaps the Linux Foundation can provide such a top-level
> view, integrating the various projects in between, in a similar way to
> that which KDE and Gnome have managed for the desktop itself.

They recruit for printing now. As for synchronisation, there's Glide (new) and
with Lotus/Sunbird, there's calendaring as well. KDE has nice facilities as
well and so does Evolution.

                ~~ Best of wishes

Microsoft loves competition.
"We should whack them (Dell over Linux dealings), we should make sure they
understand our value."
        --Paul Flessner, Senior Vice President, Server Applications Unit

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