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Why would you use mail and not entourage?<br><br>I agree the other programs like word and exel are bloated, but I love Entourage 2008. You can always use the older versions of Word but 2008 Entourage I can't live without.<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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"So since I am stuck with Word/Excel/Powerpoint and I have Intel I'll try 2008."<br><br>Office 2008 in general is a nice improvement over Office 2004. However, after using iWork '08 for a while, I'm generally unimpressed with Office 2008. Word is more Pages-like now in many ways (especially in terms of page layout capabilities), but I see that as more of a compliment to Pages. Excel is still the spreadsheet champ, but I'm not sure how true that will be in another 2-3 releases. Powerpoint is a nice improvement, but I still prefer Keynote and there are still issues between PC and Mac Keynote compatibility. I'm amazed that they still have layout issues after all this time.<br><br>
i actually love entourage against mail.app. i switched to mail for some reason and now i can't recall what it was. i even liked thunderbird, but it ended up having issues with our Groupwise IMAP servers. i think i remember reading about Time Machine and Entourage not playing nicely or something. i'll have to Google that to see if there's an issue with the Entourage database or something. if not, i'll switch asap.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
"Why would you use mail and not entourage?"<br><br>Conversely, why would you use entourage and not mail? A couple years ago, I would have agreed with you, but Mail has evolved into a pretty nice e-mail application over the years. The main advantage of Entourage would be it's half-assed Exchange server compatibility (better than nothing, but not very good either). If Snow Leopard delivers good compatibility in Mail, then Entourage's only real advantage disappears. I would imagine for most Mac users, Exchange server compatibility isn't a very big issue.<br><br>If you prefer the all-in-one application, then Entourage would be better for you. I use Outlook in the corporate environment. However, even in recent reviews I've read, Entourage and Mail are basically rated equally. That's a testament to how Mail has matured over recent years.<br><br>I will say this, it's a noticeable improvement that Entourage dropped the old Tasman engine in favor of Webkit. This was long over due.<br><br>
okay, i remembered why i switched . . . because i started liking iCal and how i could sync between machines. i used to love Entourage calendars the most and that pushed it over mail and iCal for a long time. but iCal and mail both improved and i switched. and now i use Google calendars; though, i might switch back to iCal if i get a new iPhone and want to use Push for appts.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
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