[FoRK] Outlook Is Awful
wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 1 19:08:50 PDT 2011
> Keeping users. Avoiding being the laughing stock of technical companies.
Shirley you must be joking. Like that has ever stopped them?
> but they mostly don't know it.
Because the competition has no money to spend on changing that.
> The whole problem with Microsoft is that, in this situation, they see no
> "profitable interest" in fixing the problems.
Except that it's profitable. Oh, wait, that IS the whole point.
I'm not arguing that Outlook doesn't suck. Just that it's a windmill not
worth tilting toward.
And meanwhile the competition can't even rise to the level of competing
effectively with it. Outlook is a lot more than just mail and Thunderbird,
et al, come nowhere near close to providing as robust a solution. The
graveyard is littered with failed attempts (Kapor, Novell, etc).
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