A year since migration to Thunderbird

February 19, 2011 was the day I completed a year of migration from MS Outlook to Thunderbird. While I continue to remain an ardent fan of MS Outlook, that does not mean I am against Thunderbird. They have their own pros and cons with the cost going against MS Outlook.

Let me admit it was not an easy transition but I set the ball rolling in office by migrating and gradually others followed suit or was it that they were forced to follow…. There are still features that you do not find in Thunderbird but then I have survived without them so am now all set for Thunderbird. Post the migration out from MS Outlook, I took the plunge and moved out of Windows to Ubuntu and Open Office. Again this transition had its fair share of challenges but team members were receptive to this move and so we have ported quite a lot of desktops onto Ubuntu.

Switching over to Linux


Thanks to Bhavesh for sending me this article. It is something that I have gone through honestly when I switched over from Windows to Ubuntu (No I did not venture anywhere else near Fedora or such). Worth going through for anyone who is toying with the idea of a switch.

Opensource finally


I have finally migrated to Ubuntu last week and it marks a transition after decades of “non open source” usage. It is definitely a mind shift change as you are so used to certain features and here you have to dig out where it exists (maybe if someone using Ubuntu for so long would migrate to the other end, he too would find the same challenges). I would recommend a switch for all users like me who are only using Internet, e mails and the Office suite functionality. Yes there are some software which do not work with open source but then we can always find alternatives….. A change for the better….

From Outlook to Thunderbird finally….

I finally took the plunge during the week and migrated myself from Outlook to Thunderbird. I have been a devout Outlook fan for the last few years and swore by it but then the fees were getting too much to bear so have moved now to Open Source. Outlook data has now been ported to Thunderbird and MS Office is now replaced by Open Office. Yes I do admit that the transition has been tough and the road ahead is tougher as getting used to Thunderbird itself is taking some time so getting used to Open Office’s components will mean more time but then I am not complaining. Change is the law of nature so here I am a devout Outlook user converted to Thunderbird.