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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taskara wrote:
I have found that most companies use calander sharing....

is there a linux equivilent ?

linux can serve files, printers, internet, act as a firewall, and webserver, and others.. but this one thing I haven't found a solution for..


you can probobly find a browser based solution.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm I'll have another look, but about 6 months ago searches turned up nothing..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:08 pm    Post subject: Calendar Sharing Reply with quote

If you're talking about the kind of thing Exchange/Outlook do, then take a look at CommuniGate Pro ... http://www.stalker.com/CommuniGatePro/. Their MAPI connector seems to be capable of such things and you can also use web based things like iCal.

Check out these links too:
http://www.stalker.com/CommuniGatePro/MAPI.html
http://www.icalx.com/
http://www.brownbearsw.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

take a look at kde3.1 changelog, korganizer can now interact with exchange if needed, there's also a project (kgroupware or something), that will be introduced in kde3.2 (but is abailable now in separate form) that does everything that exchange does (and probably much more) using apache, ldap and some other tools.

that project it's being funded by the german goverment to manage all official networks so it must be a good thing (tm)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:51 pm    Post subject: kroupware Reply with quote

I hadn't heard about Kroupware, but found some links that I though you all might enjoy.

http://kroupware.kde.org/
http://pim.kde.org/development/kroupware.php

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks heaps for all that info.. this time last year there was really nothing, now there are heaps... linux is certainly moving forward :)

go the German Gov! :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 2:16 pm    Post subject: Germany Reply with quote

Hm... Maybe I'll move to Germany. I was thinking about Pennsylvania, but Germany sounds inviting. :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The school won't let us"

That's the excuse I get when I asked my computer teacher why we couldn't use Linux.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best one I heard was..nobody uses linux :cry:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"linux is too hard"
"linux is only better for networking and servers"
"you can't run any windows programs on linux"

"but it's not to bad for a free product" - that one really GRIPES me!! ARGH :evil:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taskara wrote:
I have found that most companies use calander sharing....

is there a linux equivilent ?


>SuSE email server comes close.
>KDE 3.1 's Kmail can read Exchange 2000 servers.
>Have a look at horde. it beautiful.

Yes there are alternatives, although it is up to you to decide how mature they are
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks... I'm in the process of working it all out atm :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"There's not design software for Linux", I think they mean about page layout software (Adobe Pagemaker, Macromedia Freehand) -in Linux there are people working really hard to get one running, Sodipodi for example- and drawing-paint software like Photoshop -GIMP!!!!!!....

Well... no way...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At a company with no one capable of truly administering the Windows network we already have:

"Once you leave and setup this new-fangled Linux stuff, and all the Windows problems are gone and everything just works, we wouldn't know what to do _if_ there ever was a problem."

The "no one knows how to use linux" argument.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dreamer3 wrote:
"Once you leave and setup this new-fangled Linux stuff, and all the Windows problems are gone and everything just works, we wouldn't know what to do _if_ there ever was a problem."

So basically, "if it never broke we won't know how to 'fix' it when it accidentally gets shut off." That's why consultants are their friends. Only have him/her in when you need him/her and Linux will work you out of IT Expenses.

I know... I know... I'm preaching to the choir.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 2:24 am    Post subject: Me Personal Favorite Reply with quote

Our user's will need to be retrained on how to use Linux and OpenOffice.

When I point out that we have a 30% turnover rate per year, our users can barely use spellcheck, and that by the time we finish rubber rooming the 2k desktops you really CAN'T use them as windows machines everyone kind of looks embarrased and changes the subject.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:35 pm    Post subject: Rubber Rooming Reply with quote

EvilTwinSkippy wrote:
rubber rooming the 2k desktops


That's a phrase I'm going to borrow if you don't mind. It's an excellent estimation of the procedure. Besides, there really isn't that much training involved if you set it up to look like W2k (which KDE is great at), and OOo is more intuitave than Office (IMHO).

EvilTwinSkippy wrote:
everyone kind of looks embarrased and changes the subject.


I'm familiar with that tactic.
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