I was reading the cnet article on the need for a mail client to push
forward DESKTOP LINUX
*E-mail will be the most significant factor governing the uptake of
Linux on the desktop, according to a new study. *
The Desktop Linux Client Survey 2005, released this week by the Open
Source Development Labs, found that the lack of a powerful e-mail
application could hinder the adoption of Linux on the desktop.
Full story here:
What I wondered was what does an enterprise e-mail client do that's
different from my thunderbird. Is it just the calender? is it notes. I
have tried, and hated outlook, probably as I use just e-mail and dont
like the complexity of all the other things, but what would happen in an
If you understand this article, can you explain what the novell and
mozilla offerings will mean, and will this be the outlook killer. What
does outlook do that so vital?
Is this another case of its not the same, or are we really missing out
any enterprise experince that can help a tech like me understand this ?
Is there a really good app for this, could something be done to solve
this. After all e-mail is the number 1 app for the net, search is 2 and
then web surfing. 2 and 3 are fine, are we missing the boat on 1?
I thinks its sufficiently linux related.
do we have the Guru's in the lug that could solve this?
I've switched to Ubuntu Breezy from FC4 on my laptop. Everything is
going swimmingly. However one thing is odd. Fonts. The fonts in
Ubuntu on webpages and apps don't appear quite the same as on FC4. I've
installed the MS TT Core fonts package so I have Arial, Tahoma et al
installed. But things still look different. Things look clearer in
some apps (I think this is the freetype2 hinting setting at work) which
is nice but other apps are ugly. Particularly GTK+ v1 apps are all
jaggy. Also some websites don't look the same as I'm used to. Like as
if the Arial fonts arn't being used....
Anyway, sage advice on fonts in Ubuntu would be apreciated.
PS: Happy New Year
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A. Pagaltzis wrote:
>Not likely. But if in doubt, keep copies. Tar up the directories
>and keep the tarballs somewhere. If deleting them has bad
>effects, just untar them into place again. (Make sure to pass
>`-p` when extracting so the permissions, ownership etc get
Thanks for the reply. I've done as you said. I was just afraid that
perhaps some plugin used by the current version was still in the files
for the older versions, but so far, so good.
I first used chkrootkit recently. It categorised certain files of mine
as suspicious. I understand that it did so because those files were
hidden ones, but were not in my home directory.
Many of the files chkrootkit called suspicious were connected with
earlier kernels that I hadn't uninstalled, so I uninstalled those
kernels. That reduced chkrootkit's list of suspicious files significantly.
One of the files still on the list was associated with Firefox v 1.0.4.
(I use Firefox 1.0.7.) On investigation, I found that in /usr/lib I had
three directories, each connected with a version of Firefox earlier than
the current one.
Is there any risk involved in deleting the three directories?
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-w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
_IceTransTransNoListen: unable to find transport: tcp
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /dev/X will not be created.
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: Cannot create /dev/X
_IceTransPTSOpenServer: mkdir(/dev/X) failed, errno = 13
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for pts/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for pts
_IceTransISCOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a ISC connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for isc/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for isc
_IceTransSCOOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a SCO connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for sco/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for sco
** (gnome-session:7837): WARNING **: Unable to read ICE authority
Despite looking for the .ICEauthority file I can't find it even amongst
the hidden files
I'm running Ubuntu Breezy and Ubuntu kernel 2.6.12-10-386 recently
End-of-year Summer BBQ
As traditional, held at Perry's and Jamie's place. Thanks for having us,
and especially to Jamie for being co-opted back onto the committee for
the day. We didn't quite get perfect weather, but there was still much
Turnout wasn't hugely inspiring; there were a good number of committee
and hangers-on, but the number of "general WLUG members" wasn't that
great. After the effort that was put in to try and appeal to the greater
membership, it was disappointing and we will re-evaluate the event next