Thursday, December 23, 2004

Mozilla's Lightning to strike Outlook? | CNET

Mozilla's Lightning to strike Outlook? | CNET "The Mozilla Foundation is hatching yet another software project to challenge a key Microsoft title.
The new project, code-named Lightning, aims to integrate Mozilla's calendar application, Sunbird, with its recently released Thunderbird e-mail application. That integration is aimed right at the heart of Microsoft's widely used Outlook software.
'I think Outlook leaves a lot of room for a fast competitor,' said a Mozilla volunteer involved in the project, who asked not to be named. 'There's a lot of user dissatisfaction out there, and it will be interesting to see what the market looks like once there's a strong open-source alternative.'"

I suspect Thunderbird's RSS client support is a bigger short-term threat.

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