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Old 07-15-2005, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Does anyone know if there is sync software out there for Linux? I have a 5810 BB device and I'm running SUSE Linux on a Windows Box.

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Old 07-15-2005, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope. There's paltry support for non-Windows OSes; even MACs are under-represented. Perhaps one day RIM will realise there is a demand for linux sync software.
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Perhaps one day RIM will realise there is a demand for linux sync software.
There's no demand for it. Some linux users may want it, but those are few and far between. Definitely not enough to be considered a demand.
It's still a Microsoft world.
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Some linux users may want it
That constitutes a demand in my book. Not everyone uses Windows that has a Blackberry.
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That constitutes a demand in my book. Not everyone uses Windows that has a Blackberry.
Don't be naive. A handful of users is not considered demand in the consumer market.
Demand is when thousands, or even tens of thousands, of users want a product... not a few linux geeks.
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Don't be naive. A handful of users is not considered demand in the consumer market.
Demand is when thousands, or even tens of thousands, of users want a product... not a few linux geeks.
Well, i have both, windows and linux, and i run windows for sync with my bb
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There's no demand for it. Some linux users may want it, but those are few and far between. Definitely not enough to be considered a demand.
It's still a Microsoft world.


Sounds like the rant of a paranoid Microsoft admin...

It's far from a microsoft world...


Linux rocks!!
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Oh, i forgot it

http://sync4j.funambol.com/main.jsp?main=theproject
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Sounds like the rant of a paranoid Microsoft admin...

It's far from a microsoft world...


Linux rocks!!
I love both Linux and OS X (I run both mac minis), but until Linux and OS X rock themselves a much higher marketshare than they currently have, there's little incentive for companies like RIM to develop Linux/OS X versions of their software, especially since both Linux/OS X offer third-party Windows emulators exactly for the purpose of being able to run Windows apps that don't have a Linux or OS X version.
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i have to agree.. linux kicks microsoft *ss
(you may want to try Mepis Linux)
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Not in the business world. Mac and Linux are great if you are not mainstream. Great for engineers, artists and consultants. Very nice operating systems, but I hard think they are kicking anyone's *ss.
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Sounds like the rant of a paranoid Microsoft admin...

It's far from a microsoft world...


Linux rocks!!

Actually, I use OS X exclusively on my desktop and laptop, and I don't particularly care for Windows at all. Our servers at the office are all RHAS 3.
(With the exception of our BES, which is still 2K server)

I'm just a realist. It is a Microsoft world. I'm not happy about it, but that doesn't make it any less true.

Linux does rock... I completely agree there. Too bad nobody has yet to put a dent in Microsoft's marketshare.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7290/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Link/5.1.2.9)

It's a Microsoft world for desktops and file servers. Remember, the majority of web servers (especially the ones with longest uptimes) are still unix based. In fact if you go to netcraft BSD based unix (Mac OS X, freebsd, etc) make up the majority of the top 50 list for uptime on the Internet. It wasn't until relatively recently that Microsoft's Hotmail was running on FreeBSD unix. Back to the blackberry world...since this is a desktop app it makes sense that they concentrate on Windowsmm

For me I use the server that fits my needs for what I plan to do since I know both. About 20% of my webservers are windows and the other 80 are FreeBSD. My dns servers are all. FreeBSD, my firewall at one time was freebsd (has been a PIX for awhile now), my mail, file, and print servers are all Microsoft.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7290/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Link/5.1.2.9)

It's a Microsoft world for desktops and file servers. Remember, the majority of web servers (especially the ones with longest uptimes) are still unix based. In fact if you go to netcraft BSD based unix (Mac OS X, freebsd, etc) make up the majority of the top 50 list for uptime on the Internet. It wasn't until relatively recently that Microsoft's Hotmail was running on FreeBSD unix. Back to the blackberry world...since this is a desktop app it makes sense that they concentrate on Windowsmm

For me I use the server that fits my needs for what I plan to do since I know both. About 20% of my webservers are windows and the other 80 are FreeBSD. My dns servers are all. FreeBSD, my firewall at one time was freebsd (has been a PIX for awhile now), my mail, file, and print servers are all Microsoft.
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