Novell Commits to Windows Evolution

By Dennis Callaghan  |  Posted 2005-01-24

Novell has committed to developing a Windows version of the open-source Evolution e-mail client. No time frame has been announced for the release of such a product, nor has Novell pledged technical support for Evolution on Windows.

Evolution, a widely used open-source e-mail client, currently runs only on Linux desktops. Novell, which has extensive Linux e-mail server offerings, hopes that Evolution will have the same success as a cross-platform product that the Mozilla Firefox browsers Thunderbird e-mail client has had.

To read why Linux & Open Source Center Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols thinks Thunderbird isnt quite ready for business, click here.

Novell is the developer of the GroupWise for Linux enterprise messaging and collaboration suite and sells and supports Netlines Open-Xchange open-source e-mail server in Europe.

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