> On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 18:02:23 -0400, Rick Blythin wrote:
> I'll bite. I've just switched to the Mac (PB G4 17) from the PC (P4 XP)
> (well, I actually now use both), and I had the same decision to make. I
> bought Office for the Mac, thinking I'd tie Entourage into our Exchange
> server at work with the new support just brought out by Microsoft.
> I will still use the Office apps, but now don't plan to use Entourage. I
> *hated* the newsgroup reader (and all native newsreaders I found for the
> Mac), and wound up installing X11 (Apple's XWindows software) and using an
> XWindows newsreader called Pan - just wonderful.
> Another reason I didn't use Entourage was the poor integration with
> Exchange. Requires Exchange 2000 (we use 5.5) and the web-based Exchange
> stuff (we don't use that, either), and there appear to be growing
> complaints about the usability of Entourage with Exchange.
> OTOH, I really like Apple's Mail.app and the X-based Pan newsreader (it's
> so much better than OE on the PC as a newsreader - I had no idea...). To
> get my email from Exchange, I just set up some server-based rules to
> forward to my .Mac account. Kind of clunky, but it works.