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Outlook Alternatives: Moving from Outlook to Thunderbird

MS Outlook has been around for a long time, but maybe it's time for a little change.

Outlook is one of the best known PIM's around because it comes with and integrates nicely into MS Office. However, since Google has taken MS Office online with their Google Docs, maybe it's time to move from Outlook to Thunderbird.

But isn't Thunderbird an email client? Yes, but so is Outlook. As well as email, Outlook also includes a contact list, a to-do list, and a calendar for your appointments.

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Outlook Alternatives: Moving from Outlook to Thunderbird

MS Outlook has been around for a long time, but maybe it's time for a little change.

March 12th, 2008 at 11:00am — Comments: (8) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Open Source

Outlook Picture

Outlook is one of the best known PIM's around because it comes with and integrates nicely into MS Office. However, since Google has taken MS Office online with their Google Docs, maybe it's time to move from Outlook to Thunderbird.

But isn't Thunderbird an email client? Yes, but so is Outlook. As well as email, Outlook also includes a contact list, a to-do list, and a calendar for your appointments.

Thunderbird doesn't have these innate abilities that Outlook does. But you forget, Thunderbird has the same extension architecture as Firefox. If you search, you'll find some handy extensions that push Thunderbird past Outlook's functionality.

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Open Source Enterprise Solutions on a Budget

When building your company, start out with the essentials and work from there.

June 18th, 2007 at 11:30am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Open Source

Open Source software has taken a definite interest with small businesses and off-loads a great amount of stress from the owner in regards to licenses and subscription costs.

Since "open source" and "enterprise" are in the same sentence, don't assume that open source software doesn't have quality characteristics. Open source software powers most small businesses and gives them a sigh of relief when filling a certain business need with little or no cost to the business.

The initial setup of certain applications may cause some distress, but the gratification is immediate when installed properly.

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Free Open Source Business Applications

Software can be expensive if you're starting a business. Or can it?

December 13th, 2006 at 1:00pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Open Source

When starting a business, you may encounter the price of software may outweigh the price of hardware. But nowadays, software doesn't have to be expensive to provide enterprise-level benefits.

Line56.com posted the Top 10 Free Business Intelligence Applications. Naturally, all of them are open source and this article provides more acronyms than a CES show.

This article reminds me of InfoWorld's article on how to build a business with open source, which is located in the archives. The article provides at least 3 or 4 applications in each of the following categories:

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