> Microsoft Outlook: complete replacement. Work has me use the calendar, mail, contacts, etc.
Sty, sorry to say that one item alone sinks it.
As Caitlyn mentions, there are substitutes, but if you have to use Outlook synced to your office's windows servers running Exchange, then you have to use Outlook...
Actually, I'm figuring out how to export outlook contacts for conversion into a mySQL or PostgreSQL database so we can front end it on VL - and drop outlook and exchange
How about dual booting? Have enough drive space? At least that way, you can have your VL cake, and *almost* eat it too.