Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Novell announced today that they will offer the evolution exchange connector for free starting May 14th. This allows a linux desktop running evolution to connect to an Exchange 2000 or 2003 server with a limited subset of the fuctionality of Outlook. I still think Outlook is a much better client for exchange but if your forced to use a linux desktop at least now you can use evolution (with the connector) at no additional cost. Previously each desktop using the connector had to have an exchange connector license from Ximian (in addition to a CAL for Exchange).

I'm not really sure how Novell is going to make money from this but I'm sure they have lots of really smart people thinking about that. Maybe Microsoft should thank Novell for helping sell Exchange CAL's.
  • Novell Evolution Connector for Exchange
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