Zimbra Desktop 2 beta1 - already! (Mini Review)


    Zimbra, a major email application giant, has released the first beta version of the second generation of Zimbra Desktop 2 email client. Let me remind you that Zimbra was recently acquired from Yahoo , the virtualization giant VmWare .

    Zimbra Desktop is a cross-platform email client based on Mozilla Prism technology. Which contains, in addition to mail, the functions of an organizer, task manager, portfolio, calendar and much more. Actually, in my opinion this is the best alternative to Microsoft Outlook.

    Zimbra Desktop can be integrated both in the native Zimbra Collaboration Suite server (a free alternative to Exchange), and in various mail services: Gmail, Yahoo mail, AOL, Microsoft Exenge IMAP, and any other POP \ IMAP servers. Also, this is one of the first customers to support "Offline" mode of operation.

    We must not forget about the zimlet framework. Zimlet is a mini application for the client that greatly simplifies the work. For example, you can install a zimlet translator or google maps, they will look for addresses, phone numbers in letters and make links to the map area from them. I recently talked about social Zimlet - which integrates the user's work environment with the social networks of Facebook, Twiter and others.

    Changes (major) compared to Zimbra Desktop 1:

    • Multi-account UI
    • Virtual mailboxes
    • Cross-account shared address book
    • Improved compatibility with Zimbra Collaboration Suite 6.0. *
    • Improved interface.
    • Installation is now performed in Winodws (Program Files), on the Mac in (/ Applications.)
    • The installation method has been redesigned, on Windows it is now an MSI package, on Mac it is dmg, on Linux it is just TGZ.
    • ZD has become multi-user. Can be put for all users in the system. Performance: Compared with the first version (1.0. *), Zimbra Desktop 2 has become faster. The second version switched to SQLite. RAM consumption is slightly reduced. Personal impressions:



    Special external changes compared to Zimbra Desktop 1 should not be looked for. The principle is the same. He eats a little less memory.


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