[GNHLUG] Seacoast/UNH/Durham/SLUG - Mon 14 Feb - KDE Kontact: Contacts, calendar & communication
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What : KDE Kontact - Contacts, calendar & communication
Who : Rob Anderson
Date : Mon 14 Feb 2011
Time : 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Room 301, Morse Hall, UNH, Durham, NH
Catch KDE Kmail & Kontact, a contacts, calendar & communication
combination conferring convenience (caveat companion cramps).
Kontact is a mashup of: email, calendar & scheduling, contacts, todo
lists, time tracking, and news. This is sometimes called "PIM" or
"Personal Information Management". Microsoft Outlook is currently the
most well-known software in this category.
Rob changed from Evolution to Kmail when Evolution was going through
some growing pains. He liked Kmail because he didn't need all the
extra stuff Evolution did, with contacts and calendars, which made any
errors there extra annoying.
So years later he tried Kontact, and found that he did actually want
some of those features now.
The good news is that Kontact just uses Kmail as a plugin. So he can
now use either one, the best of both worlds.
Now that he's been using these extra features he doesn't really want
to give them up. And he says Kontact is going through some growing
pains now. They seem to have a good concept, so once it's done he
believes it will really be worth enduring the current growing pain.
Come and see what he means.
This meeting is brought to you by the sound of the letter "k".
=== About SLUG ===
SLUG is the Seacoast Linux User Group, and is a chapter of GNHLUG,
the Greater NH Linux User Group. Rob Anderson is the SLUG
coordinator, and reliably comes up with interesting topics each month.
SLUG meets the second Monday of every month, same time, same place.
You can find out more about SLUG and GNHLUG at their websites.
Meetings take place starting at 7:00 PM. Meetings are open to all.
The meeting proper ends around 9ish, but it's not uncommon to find
hangers-on there until 10 or later. They take place in Room 301 (the
third floor conference room), of Morse Hall, at the University of New
Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire, United States, North America,
Earth, Sol system, Orion spur, Milky Way galaxy, Virgo supercluster.
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