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hi all. i am about one app away from getting my dad to switch to Linux, but i've run into a problem. my dad uses a palm pilot (Palm T3) ...
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    Linux equivalent to replace MS Outlook and Hot Sync?


    hi all. i am about one app away from getting my dad to switch to Linux, but i've run into a problem.

    my dad uses a palm pilot (Palm T3) along with Hot Sync and Outlook at work to update a scheduler on his palm pilot that tells him when his appointments are. here is the scenario:

    a secretary uses some feature in MS Outlook to arrange appointments. MS Outlook, which is on the computer on which the appointment was made, updates a central server at my dad's work with the info. my dad goes on his computer periodically, with MS Outlook installed as well. on his computer, Outlook updates his appointments by downloading the info off the central server which has been updated by the uploaded info from the secretary's computer running Outlook. he then uses Hot Sync to transfer the appointment info from Outlook on his computer to his palm pilot. so he can pretty much retrieve all of his appointments with one quick action on his computer.

    any suggestions for a linux alternative?

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    Looks like they're running MS Exchange server.
    So, getting a linux desktop app to talk to Exchange is quite tricky.
    I've not seen it happening.

    After all, it's M$ :P
    The Unforgiven
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_unforgiven
    Looks like they're running MS Exchange server.
    So, getting a linux desktop app to talk to Exchange is quite tricky.
    I've not seen it happening.

    After all, it's M$ :P
    yeah, i knew it was called something but i'm not too familiar with all the MS terminology.

    is there any possibility of running outlook on wine?

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    i think i've found the solution to this problem. it looks promising:

    http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/

    has anyone had any experience with ximian desktop? i think i'm going to give it a go soon.

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    There are plenty of e-mail clients that talk to exchange. I personally use ximian (now novell) evolution - http://www.novell.com/products/evolution/ -

    integrated connectivity to Microsoft Exchange
    The email client that comes with the full version of mozilla will connect to exchange also.

    And for the palm do a google search on it or take a look here
    - http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/1679/1/ -

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