Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Dec 23, 2004.
Are we finally going to see some real competition for Outlook?
In the near future? I doubt it.
I actually posted something about this last weekend, but at least with Lightning, they're coming a little closer.
Here is some of what Microsoft said about it in this article:
It's true. Thunderbird, in its current state, is not even close to Outlook. It's a (far better) replacement for Outlook Express, but I it seems like the Lightning project aims to bridge the gap between Tbird and Outlook.
This will be a more difficult goal to achieve though. Firefox and Thunderbird were able to take on IE and OE since neither of them have been seriously updated for the last several years. On the other hand, Outlook is one of the key products in the MS Office suite, so MS has been taking it much more seriously. Outlook 2003 was a huge improvement over earlier versions (I would never use Outlook 2000/XP...ick). Thunderbird will really have to put up a tough fight if it intends to eat into Outlook's market share.
I won't be changing from Outlook, but I would like to use this. I use the calendar extention for TBird now, it works ok but I would definately give this a try
I switched from Outlook to Thunderbird and am trying Sunbird for my calendar functions ... not bad
I want to see progress in the project, but I'm just too attached to Outlook 2003. I switched from Eudora a bit over a year ago and haven't looked back since.
I know what you mean.
I tried to stick to Thunderbird, but Outlook 2003 was just a better fit for what I wanted. Besides, it's still the only app that has contact and calendar sync with my Nokia (apart from Lotus Notes...yuck)
i stick to thunderbird because all i need is a mail client no fancy trimmings
Now you know what I deal with everyday at work...
Oh man, poor you.