oh yeah, hail the gods of opensource!
Yay! my email client is now back to full functionality and I never need to miss another meeting, or know which bin to put out or the wife's birthday!
Mozilla has made a beta of Lighting 1.0 available for download, giving users of its Thunderbird email package a more integrated way of working out what day it is. The Lightning extension adds calendaring to Thunderbird, making the email package more of an alternative for those used to the likes of full fat Outlook. But while …
I use my phone, and i have an ipod touch which is also kinda handy for that sort of stuff, more so than for exmple a mail client because of the fact its on me.
I do understand why a fully functional calendar is required, but you know a diary, a nice mont blanc fountain pen resting on top is just a timeless image :)
That calendar integration in email clients has more to do with scheduling meetings than anything else. The calendar held the meeting dates, and the email was used to inform others of the meeting details and changes.
If Fax was the main communications medium of the day, then we'd have Fax-Calendar integration.
Not such a worthwhile addon now with instant message twitter and skype. Not to mention the Google shared calendars.
I assume in the story, "Lighting" is the incomplete name of the incomplete product called "Lightning".
In other news, the Time Lords returned in Doctor Who, and the Doctor Who Adventures magazine calendar gift has two months missing - at least mine did. They've been at it. I think May and November are the periods that you should block out for your alien abduction episodes - and after all Doctor Who is an alien and he abducts people. Granddaughter indeed.
But at least in ubuntu 9.10 thunderbird 3.0.2 does not show new emails with a bold font, which has been the case on any email software... well, since ever.
So I had to say a customer that he should stick with Outlook Express for the time being.
Very sad but true. Thunderbird's problem is one of love and care, no one loves it no one cares, and that's since the time it was an appendix of Netscape navigator.
Thunderbird 3.x does show new mails in bold; you have a configuration problem.
I did have the same in a fresh install of openSUSE, which was cured after installing proprietary Nvidia screen driver.
Also in Ubuntu, goto www.medibuntu.org, install their repository, then from a terminal window, use the command: sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs
That will install MS TT fonts, Sun Java and a load of CODECs etc. you need.
You seem to be forgetting, those Outlook emails are the ones they WANT you to see. Ever wonder what they use when they want a bit of privacy or portability instead of routinely archived mail or webmail? Thunderbird Portable suits the bill nicely.
Gone are the days when someone feels compelled to use some particular email client, particularly one as bloated and intrusive as Outlook, and as always plug-ins are nice to have, as is source code and standards.
As for Lightning, been running 1.0b2 for awhile now, as has anyone who felt they had use for it.
Been using TBird3 for about a month. Excellent. Was disappointed that it didn't have the calendar func from the start as expected for a long time. Glad to see this is remedied. Now most users that want to buy office, only need the Home and Student edition which saves a bundle. For the rest of us, with Ubuntu, Open Office, Tbird3 w calendar func and so on, M$ is out of the picture (and our wallets) for machines used mainly for browsing. GREAT!
Ever found a senior executive that was intelligent enough to know there are better (and cheaper) alternatives to MOST microsoft products?
The saying used to be that nobody ever got fired for buying IBM -- but that was only because the even-more-senior people didn't know any better.
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