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Is a New Approach to Email Just What Linux Needs?

This week, some surprisingly positive data arrived about Linux’s growing volume of welcome in enterprises. But if you ask many people why Linux isn’t more entrenched at enterprises, they might cite compatibility issues with widely used platforms such as Microsoft Office, support concerns, and more. One longstanding concern about Linux in the enterprise has surrounded the fact that email has never been really enterprise-grade on Linux platforms. As a matter of fact, some of the more promising efforts to pull off smart open source email have been left in the gutter. Mozilla, for example, has pulled way back on its efforts with Thunderbird.  That’s why it’s interesting to note that some of the respected developers behind the Shotwell photo manager application are working on an email idea called Geary. We’ve covered Shotwell many times and it is very popular with Linux users.  The developers behind it are talented. Ars Technica is out with a story this week that discusses the developers’ involvement with Geary: "Yorba, the creator of Shotwell, has turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo in an attempt to raise $100,000 toward the e-mail client, named "Geary." After two days, Yorba has raised about $8,000." "Geary

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