[clug] Long term PIM in Linux

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Jun 9 01:30:02 GMT 2006

Li-Jie Wong wrote:
> I use a Nokia 6680 which is a Symbian Series 60 phone. KDE-pim doesn't 
> seem to have detailed support for nokia according to 
> http://www.pi-sync.info/html/projects.html? Or is it pim.kde.org? A 
> search for "site:pim.kde.org nokia" shows no rsults though. Correct me 
> if I got the wrong URL.
> Anyway if I do run wine/qemu/vmware, doesn't that mean that I'll need to 
> run Outlook too, for the Nokia PCSync software to talk to and grab data 
> from? And if I'm going to run Outlook in an emulator then I don't see 
> much reason to leave WinXP.

My main point here is that there really isn't any reason (excuse?) to
stick with Windoze because one or two (or more) apps don't (yet) work
properly under Linux. If you don't already know the reason to leave
WinXP, then you may as well stick with it.

(Li-Jie is a personal friend, so for those looking on, please don't
get the impression that I am being harsh on a "newbie"!).


Bob Edwards.

> What do various people on the list do for managing contacts and 
> scheduling events?
> Chris Smart [chris at kororaa.org] : KDE is prefered, but I'm willing to 
> run Gnome on another machine just to synchronise if that helps.
> Li-Jie Wong
> [Mobile] +61-(0)404 544 415
> [URL] http://www.starserve.info
> Robert Edwards wrote:
>> What sort of Nokia phone is it? I have just searched Google with:
>> "nokia pim linux" and there appear to be a number of solutions, one
>> of the more promising being KDE-Pim.
>> Also, you can always try:
>>  - wine
>>  - qemu
>>  - vmware (workstation edition)
>> etc.
>> Cheers,
>> Bob Edwards.
>> Li-Jie Wong wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been wanting to switch to Linux for my main OS for a long time, 
>>> however one troubling problem I've found is that my Nokia phone only 
>>> provides software for Windows that I can use to synchronise my 
>>> contact list, calendar and tasks on the computer with that on the 
>>> phone. I can do that manually for now, but as the number of contacts 
>>> on my list grows longer and time becomes more valuable, just trying 
>>> to maintain multiple contact lists will become a headache.
>>> Please advice.

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