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Re: [Pan-users] newbie

From: sam ende
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] newbie
Date: 18 May 2002 15:16:25 +0100

On Sat, 2002-05-18 at 14:30, Toby Inkster wrote:

> While the Unix philosophy is to make tools that do one job and do it well, 
> there are a few combined news and mail readers:
>   * Mozilla Mail & News
>   * Netscape Mail & News
>   * Sylpheed
>   * PINE
> In my opinion though, none of them have as many advanced features for news as 
> PAN does.

i do actually like pan, mozilla i haven't tried. i loathe netscape; it
is worse than OE imo.

> If you like PAN and Evolution, then I suggest using all/mainly GTK/GNOME 
> based applications:
> Desktop:      GNOME
> Web:          Galeon or Dillo
> Mail:         Evolution, Sylpheed or Balsa (Evolution is the slowest)
> News:         PAN or Sylpheed
> IM:           Gabber or Everybuddy
> Chat:         XChat or Everybuddy
> Word Processor:       AbiWord
> Spreadsheet:  Gnumeric
> Graphics:     The GIMP
> Text Editor:  gEdit
> Terminal:     GNOME Terminal
> HTML Editor:  Bluefish
> CD Player:    GNOME CD Player
> CD Ripper:    GRip
> Audio Mixer:  gMix

this is lovely, thank you. can i change from kde to gnome easily and
without losing stuff ?

> That's what the multiple connectiosn in PAN let you do. If in doubt, just 
> keep the default settings. They work pretty well in most cases.

yes actually i was quite impressed with the download speed not knowing
why it was so quick.


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