SIMULTAN: Wine vs VMXP vs Wubi (Max)

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Oct 4 16:41:42 BST 2009

Mark, I respectfully disagree.  Various versions of Outlook have been
working in Crossover nearly flawlessly for some time now.  Only a small
amount of integration work is needed to make the user experience more or
less equivalent to Windows.  In many cases it's easy to have an even
better experience because other than the Wine program the user has
access to the rest of our software stack - giving up on compatibility
entirely doesn't make any sort of sense.

Scott Ritchie

Mark Syms wrote:
> Max,
> If your business really has a hard requirement for Outlook then you
> should stop looking at Kubuntu, sadly you're going to be better off with
> Windows 7. You're never going to meet user expectations if you try
> running Outlook in Wine or under a VM (which still incurs you a license
> fee anyway), even using a terminal services remoting system is not
> likely to satisfy all of your users even though I do that all the time
> for accessing my work systems and it works well for us.
> There are some problems that we just can't solve with Linux and we need
> to recognise and be pragmatic about that. Maybe in time people will come
> to see that they really don't need to tie themselves to Outlook but
> don't hold you breath on that one.
> Just my 2p,
> Mark.
>> thanks for all the feedback
>> for business it MUST be outlook, not an aequivalent, good to hear, that
>> the new wine is better.
>> Thanks, i believe, that htis is essential.
>> do you know about the windows clone
>> maybe if it is ready and working you can implement it with a virtual
>> machine container by default? instead of wine, if it is better.
>> or join both, wine and reactos.
>> Regards Max
>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 7:51 AM, Justin Dugger <jldugger at
>> <mailto:jldugger at>> wrote:
>>     Have you tried the evolution-mapi plugins? It's goal is to connect to
>>     exchange on the same level as Outlook. I've been meaning to test this
>>     myself, since we run exchange.
>>     Justin
>>     On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Max <petersonmaxx at
>>     <mailto:petersonmaxx at>> wrote:
>>     > Hi, I would suggest to use kubuntu in our company, but the problem
>>     is, that
>>     > outlook then is not working,

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