The company I work for
uses Microsoft products is a Microsoft shop. If it doesn’t come out of Redmond Washington, we don’t use it (in all fairness, that is a bit of an overstatement…but not by much). I don’t like Microsoft. I like Free Software. I have recently decided that the next computer I buy is going to run Linux as it’s primary operating system (probably Ubuntu, but I haven’t made up my mind totally yet). I was talking to a co-worker about this. Of course, he had all sorts of issues with it (If I’m not the only one who hasn’t drank the Microsoft Kool-Aid here, I’d be shocked to learn it).
Of course, I’m going to have to change e-mail clients (long story….we have used outlook express at home since I moved off of Eudora right after college. I haven’t taken the time to migrate everything yet). I’m leaning towards Thundirbird right That got me wondering if I could come up with some way to have an Outlook type/Lotus Notes type calendaring system where Cyndi and I could keep our calendar.
This morning, I actually set down and did some googling (or is it Googling?) to see what was out there. My thought was I couldn’t be the only one. Sure enough, I found several articles, but I ended up at this one . It looks pretty sharp. My plan is to migrate off of OE before I make the switch to Linux. When I start using this solution, I’ll post an update and let everyone know how it goes.
Don’t get your hopes up…it may be some time before I get to try it out. I am swamped right now. I posted this mainly so I could find the URL when I actually get time to try it out.