[ale] email client
matty91 at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 11 18:59:28 EDT 2002
On Fri, 2002-10-11 at 10:39, aaron wrote:
> On Thursday 10 October 2002 23:59, you wrote:
> > Any opinions on ximian?
> The ximian email client is "Evolution". It is now the default mail client
> in RedHat8.0 / Gnome "Meta**ity" in. (Haven't installed Mandrake 9.0 yet,
> but I would expect it is in there as well.)
> My preference is KMail.
> > Looks almost exactly like outlook.
> <small rant mode>
> Yes, it is truly pitiful that today's desktop designers in the Linux
> world are all so short sighted and lacking in imagination that the best
> they can do copy the countless short comings of the criminal mopoly
I don't agree with this at all. I think Ximian's target market
is going to be Desktop users (eg Windows users). The Interface
is nice, regardless of who originally implemented it.
The default RedHat 8.0 interface, "Meta**ity", is a totally
> dead-end, crippled redmond clone. It is so ugly and clunky that it needs
> to be completely reconfigured from the outset to be usable by anyone who
> has used Sawfish or Enlightenment or even the more configurable redmond
> clone, KDE. The biggest problem is that the new "Meta**ity" has removed
> about half of the user configurable look and feel options that were found
> in packages like Sawfish, then buried what's left in clumsy,
> decentralized, multiple, icon launched menus. (Apparently the centralized
> Control Panel of the past was too efficient didn't generate enough extra
> mouse clicks and user frustrations.)
> </small rant mode>
> (after justice)
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