RE: [Evolution] Arguments against the outlook bar
- From: "Zach Frey" <zfrey lanich com>
- To: "Rob Brown-Bayliss" <rob ZOOstation cc>
- Cc: "Evolution General" <evolution helixcode com>
- Subject: RE: [Evolution] Arguments against the outlook bar
- Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:39:00 -0400
As long as Evolution is hell bent on being the X-Outlook all it will
ever be is a poor cousin to the Microsoft outlook.
No more than Linux is a "poor cousin" of BSD and SysV Unix(tm).
I know we need the users, so user friendly is important, but here is a
news flash for you. M$ isn't user friendly yet either, thy just buy
better advertising. Maybe buy looking for an honest solution rather
than a brought one we can truly shine.
In general, I agree that MSFT products are not as "user friendly" as
MSFT marketing would have everyone believe.
However, in particular, I believe that the Outlook Shortcut Bar *is*
a UI feature that promotes ease of use. If it would help the Evolution
team, I'd be happy to document the exact reduction in mousing movements
it gives under what I believe to be fairly common usage scenarios.
I can't think of anything "dishonest" about that.
And, of course, anyone whose sense of ease-of-use is different is free
to turn off that view pane.
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