Question From a Reader

The following question came in from a reader who happened to catch one of my posts on a programming email list. ==== As usual, I quite enjoy your detailed analysis coupled with historical contexts, since I learned my trade through those days (Sun SPARC workstations, VAX minicomputers running VMS, etc.).  They are always entertaining, usually …

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The Sad State of Email Clients of Linux

I recently upgraded to 64-bit Mint 17 KDE.  While it seems a bit slow on my netbook, that may simply be the notoriously low powered WiFi unit the thing uses to get its 10+ hours of battery life.  This upgrade lead me once again to experiment with email clients. Let me preface this by saying …

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The Great Migration From KMail

For decades KDE has been the ruling desktop on Linux.  Despite what any of the supporters of the other crummy Linux desktops choose to believe or say, they had nothing to do with it, unless the infiltrated the K Desktop Environment development team.  The K desktop was always cleaner and more user friendly than any …

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Salvaging Evolution Addressbook Data

I’ve been in the process of migrating from Ubuntu to OpenSuSE 11.1 this past week. While I really liked Ubuntu, they put out a 64-bit kernel update which was any direction but “up”. Problems were spread far and wide, yet they didn’t send out another update backing this update out. Given the company putting out …

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