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    Default Thunderbird vs Evolution

    What's the big difference, I have always used Thunderbird in windows. But I have always seen Evolution installed on linux Distros is there a reason for this? Is one better than the other? or does it really matter?

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    Default Re: Thunderbird vs Evolution

    Evolution is the standard with Gnome desktops usually. I believe Evolution is an official Gnome app.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird vs Evolution

    Arukas wrote:
    > What's the big difference, I have always used Thunderbird in windows.
    > But I have always seen Evolution installed on linux Distros is there a
    > reason for this? Is one better than the other? or does it really
    > matter?
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    >


    Stability wise, Thunderbird is more stable. Evolution works
    better than it used to, but still crashes and hangs up a lot.
    If you need a client that HAS to connect to an Exchange server,
    then Evolution is your ONLY choice... but even so, I haven't
    seen Evolution work that way with any version later than
    the one that came with openSUSE 10.2.

    Evolution is very Outlook-ish.

    Thunderbird does well with mail and newsgroups... but
    doesn't have a good integrated calendar (see the
    Lightning add on for that).


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    Default Re: Thunderbird vs Evolution

    Exchange? I only use pop servers.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird vs Evolution

    Thread moved to Looking For Something?
    Last edited by kastorff; 12-Jul-2008 at 23:59.
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    Default Re: Thunderbird vs Evolution

    Thunderbird is just fine if you work with standard Internet protocol servers. It's simpler than Evolution and probably more reliable for that. And it has a host of add-ons if you want frills.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird vs Evolution

    evolution also is a lot bigger size wise.

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