[linux-elitists] Alpine in Fedora 8
Thu Oct 25 12:07:57 PDT 2007
In the immortal words of James Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Pine users across the globe should be happy with this.
> Personally, I look forward to not having to edit my pine binary after each
> update in case I need to post here.
Coincidentally, just yesterday I had a phone call from a remote user
on a borrowed computer who was unable to check her mail until I helped
her to ssh in to the server and launch Pine. The University of
Washington's screwy license was what pushed me to Mutt in the first
place, but I have been keeping Pine around for the benefit of
non-technical users who need a console-based email client in a pinch,
and don't want to be bothered learning a lot of new key bindings or
editing a dot-rc file before using their MUA.
For users who are already familiar with Pine, there's always been the
option of running Mutt with Pine key bindings (Neale Pickett used to
alias that to "pink" on woozle.org). But then you miss out on the
on-screen menus, which are as comforting to newbies as they are
unneccessary for elitists. I'm pleased as punch to hear the news about
Alpine -- it certainly has its niche.
Speaking of Free versions of old-school mailers, has anyone had the
occasion to test the latest Eudora (Mozilla Thunderbird / Penelope)
yet? The CEO where I work is very stubborn about using Eudora for the
Mac, even though it's ridiculously obsolete.
Thu Oct 25 14:54:51 EDT 2007
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