Subject: Re: moving a Windows user to NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Mike Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/21/2004 11:26:30
On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 11:32:07AM -0500, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> I'm going to be setting up a new NetBSD box for a long-time Windows 
> user.  The applications are comparatively casual -- web, email, some 
> word-processing.  I'm curious what environment people would recommend 
> -- KDE or gnome, for example.  What mailer would be most familiar to 
> someone used to Eudora?  (Mozilla or Firefox are obvious choices for 
> someone who's been using Firefox on Windows.)

Evolution is probably the best bet for a Windows user who is most
familiar with Outlook/Outlook Express.  I've been using it for a couple
of years now for work email, both in IMAP mode and with the Exchange
connector.  I'm still on version 1.4.something but I understand 2.0 is
out and probably offers even more features/look & feel that Windows
users are expecting.  As far as the KDE v GNOME question, of the two,
I've always preferred KDE.

Michael Parson