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andreaborman wrote:Is that right? I thought that Outlook Express was invented by a person who was a stupid inventor. And a selfish one at that. Because whoever it was who invented it made sure that nobody could ever use it. It is as if they don't want you to use it.

And why are there so many clones of Outlook Express,such as Thunderbird,Windows Live Mail,SeaMonkey Mail,Spicebird,Zimbra Desktop and others?

Why would anybody want to clone such a useless product? Andrea Borman.
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rob2uk wrote:
andreaborman wrote:Is that right? I thought that Outlook Express was invented by a person who was a stupid inventor. And a selfish one at that. Because whoever it was who invented it made sure that nobody could ever use it. It is as if they don't want you to use it.

And why are there so many clones of Outlook Express,such as Thunderbird,Windows Live Mail,SeaMonkey Mail,Spicebird,Zimbra Desktop and others?

Why would anybody want to clone such a useless product? Andrea Borman.
I still can't work out if we're feeding a troll, or mocking the afflicted
Watch her video's then decide :roll:
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Fandangio wrote:Watch her video's then decide :roll:
I tried. I really, really tried. Problem is, I'm not much of a masochist.
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I have not made any videos about-THE EMAIL THAT NOBODY CAN USE. I was thinking of making a comedy video about it. Well it would be funny that on video I would be trying to use that email. And every time I try to use it,it won't let me set it up.

But I don't even want that software on my computer. After all it is useless, as you can't get it up and running, or do anything with it.

So Outlook Express and clones really are-THE EMAIL THAT NOBODY CAN USE.

And nobody that I know can use it. And I cannot use it. Andrea Borman.
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Im tempted to set up a partition with windows and set up outlook just to prove her wrong at this point. A screenshot is worth more the 1000 words
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tatsujin79 wrote:Im tempted to set up a partition with windows and set up outlook just to prove her wrong at this point. A screenshot is worth more the 1000 words
I never said that nobody else could partition their hard disks and do the complicated computer stuff.

It's just that I cannot do any of those things. That's all. Andrea Borman.
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A picture is indeed worth a thousand words.

A screenshot of my Thunderbird install showing 5 email accounts.
Setup was easy and I'm just really an average user.

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I could post screenshots from T-Bird installed in any one of my 11 Linux installs but they would look the same.
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Most people are just ordinary home average home computer users like myself. And some people cannot use a computer at all. So Outlook Express and other email clients like it are only for advanced computer users. So not many people can use them.

But when I saw someone using an email client in an office. They told me it downloads all of your emails.And on one account I have about 100 emails saved over the course of time.

So what if I could use the email client,which I can't anyway? As I have a Netbook, I would not want Outlook Express or another email client to download all 100 emails.That I have already read anyway, but have saved,because most of then have my online photos and web links.

So if all of that was downloaded onto my hard disk,that could take up a lot of space on my Netbook. And if I wanted something to read my emails.I would only want it to show me my new emails not old ones from two years ago.

But Outlook Express and clones are only for advanced computer users. Not for people like me who are just average or less than average. So most people won't get as far as worrying how much space it will take up with files. As we cannot even set it up.

So for I and most people, Outlook Express and clones are-THE EMAIL THAT NOBODY CAN USE. Andrea Borman.
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Andrea, you are NOT I repeat NOT by any stretch of the imagination an ordinary computer
user.
I would say you are much less than that in your abilities.
You do not represent the vast majority of ordinary users that can follow instructions and can in fact use any program that
you say is unusable.

It is YOU and your pathetic friends that can't use these simple programs.

Not the rest of the computing world. Do you get it.

It would behoove you to just quietly remove yourself from this discussion before you show more of your stupidity.
Oops too late.

To begin with this thread had nothing to do with your views on using email clients and nothing to do with your
complete inability to use Mint or any other linux distro (not brand incidentally but distro or distibution if you will).
You are a TROLL that has hijacked this thread and others threads at other forums and should be ignored completely.
This is the last response you will get from me, period.
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andreaborman wrote:Most people are just ordinary home average home computer users like myself. And some people cannot use a computer at all. So Outlook Express and other email clients like it are only for advanced computer users. So not many people can use them.

But when I saw someone using an email client in an office. They told me it downloads all of your emails.And on one account I have about 100 emails saved over the course of time.

So what if I could use the email client,which I can't anyway? As I have a Netbook, I would not want Outlook Express or another email client to download all 100 emails.That I have already read anyway, but have saved,because most of then have my online photos and web links.

So if all of that was downloaded onto my hard disk,that could take up a lot of space on my Netbook. And if I wanted something to read my emails.I would only want it to show me my new emails not old ones from two years ago.

But Outlook Express and clones are only for advanced computer users. Not for people like me who are just average or less than average. So most people won't get as far as worrying how much space it will take up with files. As we cannot even set it up.

So for I and most people, Outlook Express and clones are-THE EMAIL THAT NOBODY CAN USE. Andrea Borman.
That right there shows the "experience level" of this particular user, I mean really, 100 emails? Wow one would just log on to their on-line mail account create a folder "keep-able, old, must save" and move everything there so only new emails would be downloaded to the newly installed client. My God Man are you really that desperate for attention that you need to flex your ability to not understand basic computing 101 every time you obviously initiate a pebkac error, which look slike every time you sit at your computer (you may want to google that as I'm sure the acronym will totally escape you). I personally have over 20 email accounts, but for one, i use online folders to store already read mails that i do not need again, or at the very least i'm capable of (as well as a lot of other users then your self obviously) of properly setting things up so they aren't re-downloaded or I only receive the headers and then download the mail if i wish! I have to agree with ubuntu user here, any further post by you will definitely be no more worth the slightest gaze by me. You have been the equivalent of a windows based virus since you started posting here in these forums.That is a pest with absolutely nothing really consequential to really say.

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In the actual spirit of the post YES I use Linux as my sole OS
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I did not know you could just put the emails into folders. All right on G.Mail, there is a setting that says create folder. But I have never tried to use it. And even if I did use it,the email clients could still download it.

But as I can't use them anyway,as I cannot get them up and running. The question does not arise. And I admit it I probably am bellow average at computers. If you compare me to people doing complicated things on Linux,such as the terminal and partitioning the hard disk. Which I cannot do.

But most people can't do that either. So I am not the only one. Andrea Borman.
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andreaborman,

Please stop hijacking topics to post your rants. You only display your lack of knowledge about Linux, Windows, and computing in general and prevent members who want to reply to the original post from doing so.

If you want to rant about Outlook Express or anything else, open a new topic in Open Chat. The only restrictions are no profanity, obscenity, pornography, personal insults, or deliberate attempts to start arguments. We also ask that you refrain from posting about politics or religion as these posts tend to quickly deteriorate into flame wars.

This is not the first topic you have hijacked. If this behavior continues, you could face a temporary ban from this forum and if that is not effective, a permanent ban may be considered.
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Anybody would think that Outlook Express and clones are people. They are not. They are just computer software and useless software at that. Andrea Borman.
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I do not care what you feel about Outlook Express or any other software for Linux, Windows, Mac OS, BSD, or Open Solaris. What I care about is smooth and harmonious operation of these forums. You, madam, are an impediment to that smooth operation.

The title of this topic is "Do you run Linux as your sole operating system?" not "Andrea Borman's rant about Outlook Express". Please take your opinions to a new topic and leave those who wish to reply to the original question in this topic in peace. What you are doing is called hijacking a topic. It is considered VERY BAD MANNERS in most any forum one can join. Please stop it.

If you have a problem with an application, instead of ranting about how impossible it is to use, why not simply go to the appropriate forum and post a question. You will find many people willing to help you solve your problem. Ranting about things in the wrong place just annoys others and makes your presence a problem to the forum administration.
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Do you use Linux as your sole OS? I do indeed, and I'm loving every minute of it. :D

After reading this thread, man, if I was this chick getting pwn'd with knowledge I would definitely STOP flaming/ranting and START LEARNING from the advanced users & moderators everything I could wrap my n00b mind around. :D

Just a thought...
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I just cannot quite call Linux my sole operating system, I still have 1 computer with Win7 to use for gaming. Other than that I use my old Dell with Linux for everything. I have managed to convert my wife to having Linux Mint 10 as her sole operating system. I installed it while I was waiting for a copy of Win7 to be shipped so she could use her new computer. When the new copy of Windows arrived she said she would rather stay with the Linux Mint. She's been using it for over a month so far with less problems and/or needing help than she did with Win XP.
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At home I experiment with WIN/ different Linux OS on my desktop PC. I am running Linux Mint (10) on my laptop and Mint (8) on my netbook. At work, we are using WIN, nevertheless the guys at my workplace started to look sympathetic towards Linux. We are a small branch of a big government office abroad, while we wouldn`t need direct authorization for changing our OS (they expect us just to get our job done and don't care about the technical details) we would have to make sure any documents etc. send over electronically wont have converting problems. Just tying to figure out how, then we might start to experiment on one of our PC s, if it works out we could switch.
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Hi all,

I do want to get emancipated from Windows totalitarism but personnally, I have two situations preventing me from getting freed from that four color win flag:

1. We have a Novell network at my school. Although I rather use my personal laptop over the provided classroom computer, there no Novell client I know of for Linux.

2. A have a huge legacy of documents made with MS Publisher (before I met with Open Office) that are not importable in any format but MS Publisher itself.

I know that if I were a real fanatic I would find some workarounds in spending days at looking at numerous line codes and config files editions all spread over uncountable forums through the net, some working, some others not... I simply don't have the time to do so. I did try to install MS Office with Playonlinux. After many failed attempts, the best I could achieve was to have Publisher crashing each time I want to open or even save a new document.

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mychance wrote:Hi all,

I do want to get emancipated from Windows totalitarism but personnally, I have two situations preventing me from getting freed from that four color win flag:

1. We have a Novell network at my school. Although I rather use my personal laptop over the provided classroom computer, there no Novell client I know of for Linux.

2. A have a huge legacy of documents made with MS Publisher (before I met with Open Office) that are not importable in any format but MS Publisher itself.

I know that if I were a real fanatic I would find some workarounds in spending days at looking at numerous line codes and config files editions all spread over uncountable forums through the net, some working, some others not... I simply don't have the time to do so. I did try to install MS Office with Playonlinux. After many failed attempts, the best I could achieve was to have Publisher crashing each time I want to open or even save a new document.

If you can't beat'em, join'em..
For point one Have you tried Evolution (has a strong Novell Base)

For point 2 you may want to try libreoffice or abiword
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hemimaniac wrote: For point one Have you tried Evolution (has a strong Novell Base)
So is Opensuse. Not sure they have integrated the client network though, but nothing would take me away from Mint :)
hemimaniac wrote:For point 2 you may want to try libreoffice or abiword
Open Office (and probably Libre Office any time soon) has been the daily bread of my document production some years now. It is just that I still have this huge amount of worksheets and tests made out in Publisher format that I don't have the heart (and the time) to rebuild all over from scratch.
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