[CentOS] Thunderbird vs. Evolution vs. OwnCloud

Thu Nov 3 07:41:58 UTC 2016
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Nicolas Kovacs
> Sent: den 3 november 2016 06:59
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: [CentOS] Thunderbird vs. Evolution vs. OwnCloud
> I'm currently using Thunderbird synced to OwnCloud on my main
> workstation running Slackware64 14.1. I just installed CentOS 7 on my
> Asus S300 laptop. It's running nicely, and I'm spending some time
> getting acquainted with it.
> I wonder if I should stick with Thunderbird or go with the default
> Evolution application, since this seems to be better integrated into the
> desktop, namely the calendar function.
> On the other hand, it seems like you have to jump through burning loops
> to connect Evolution to OwnCloud.
> What are your experiences with these two clients and OwnCloud? Any
> suggestions?

I use Thunderbird exclusively on my linux-systems.
I also feel the Lightning-addin for calendars in T-bird needs "some" work to 
be usable.

While I don't use my Owncloud for mail, only used as a cloud storage, I have 
however used Evolution. In that context Evolution with CentOS sucks. It's just 
plain ugly and not a bit intuitive IMHO.

My workaround is to just connect to my calendars (Google Calendar) with a web 

YMMV of course.