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Journal: Is there a viable free alternative to Outlook?

Journal by chriskzoo5
I haven't made the full Linus switch for several reasons (iPod bein one of them) but I am an avid user of free alternatives to Microsoft products (Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.) but I have yet to find a free application that emcompasses the utility of Microsoft's Outlook. Are there any free, Windows compatible, alternatives out there? My needs are the three basics - email, calendar, and to do list. Beyond that is gravy in my book.
Apple

Journal: Joining the iPod revolution (finally)

Journal by chriskzoo5
Well, I finally decided to order an iPod after the announcement that the 20GB model was now available for $299 (tack on a 10% student discount and it's mine for $269). The new model has a lot of new features http://www.apple.com/ipod/ and extended battery life which is nice. Anyone else that uses the calendar and contacts list extensively? As a student that is part of my plan - as well as possibly recording lectures.
Google

Journal: Massive email storage making me more disorganized!

Journal by chriskzoo5
Since switching my promary email account from Yahoo! to Gmail, I can't help but feel that my email is becoming more disorganized - thanks in big part to both the search function and the massive amounts of storage offered by Google. With only 6MB of space available on my original Yahoo account, I was a veritable organization machine. When emails came in I read them, then either immediately deleted them of they were of no more use or filed them in the appropriate folder for easy location later.

The test of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. -- Aldo Leopold

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