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Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional by Keir Thomas, Shashank Sharma

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CHAPTER 27In Depth: Evolution

Evolution isn't part of the OpenOffice.org suite. It was originally created by Ximian, an organization founded by the creators of the GNOME desktop project and acquired by Novell in August 2003. Even long after the acquisition, Evolution is still developed by many of the key GNOME desktop developers.

Although it's not explicitly described as such by its developers, Evolution is considered the "official" GNOME desktop personal information manager. It provides an address book, calendar, tasks manager, and e-mail management functionality. Nearly every Linux distribution that uses the GNOME desktop system also uses Evolution. Evolution even retains the same look and feel as many elements of the Fedora desktop.

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