Konqueror / Kmail Facilities

Loke loke at qlab.biz
Fri Jul 16 11:32:54 BST 2004

Le mardi 13 Juillet 2004 11:02, Andrew W Fell écrivit :
> Hello,
> As I could not find any other way of providing this information to KDE
> support, I hope that you can use it.
> I am trying to move away from Microsoft to LINUX software because with
> the controls Microsoft now exercises over products from XP onwards it is
> impossible to rely on their software when you do a system hardware
> upgrade and other than at extra expense, it is impossible to provide
> backup while securing those upgrades.
> To this end I have been experimenting with the use of LINUX for my main
> internet and administration requirements since the release of SUSE 8.2.
> I am now using 9.1 (KDE 3.2.1) although I have incorporated KDE 3.2.3.
> During that time I have seen KDE improve enormously. It is now a very
> good software suite and almost meets my requirements but I am reluctant
> to make the final leap to total commitment to LINUX whilst there are
> still one or two shortfalls that make general use more restricted than
> with the Microsoft equivalent software.
> 1. When using Konqueror there are certain websites that it does not
> reproduce accurately, in some cases fields are misplaced and others they
> are missing. If you look at www.bigpockets.co.uk
> <http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/>  you will see that there is a blank field
> where the main menu items should be, at www.directfrom.com
> <http://www.directfrom.com/>  the shop menu is displaced and at
> www.ebuyer.com <http://www.ebuyer.com/>  on the first line fields are
> compressed. The first item works correctly with the GNOME browser.
Note that booth of those sites are faulty, in the sence that they do not 
validate. Try http://validator.w3.org/

The menu shows up in Opera 7.52 though. Of all the browsers I have tried Opera 
is by far the best when it comes to following the W3C standards. It is also 
very plesant to use, much better than Mozilla or Konqueror. 
> 2. It would be useful to have a wizard to setup e-mail accounts in
> K-mail.
> 3. It would be useful to be able to import MS Outlook messages (.pst
> files) into K-mail.
> 4. When setting up a free standing network printer the search does not
> find the ID or the IP address it has to be entered manually.
> 5. It would be useful if a function were provided to set an external
> word processor as the main editor in K-mail (selection by list).
> 6. As far as I can see there is a lack of web search facilities in
> Konqueror.
> 7. It would be useful if on start up Konqueror would go to the home
> website.
> 8. A wizard to set up samba client and server facilities together,
> possibly linked to file management, would be very useful so that two way
> access to MS machines could be established with the minimum of system
> knowledge.
> You are probably looking at or have corrected these things already so I
> might be wasting your time but as a non-technical user they are
> important to me.
> I do appreciate the scope, quality, time and effort that have been put
> into KDE to make it a very sophisticated suite.
> Best regards,
> Andrew W Fell
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