We're finally! going to persuade my mun to stop using windows xp (despite the fact she curses everytime internet Ie8 won't display something).
One of the major issues is her email program, since she has used outlook express for years and I don't think would be a fan of windows 10 mail or ms outlook, eindeed I confess while I've been making do with the default windows 10 mail for quite a while now I miss outlook express myself, especially with the convenient saving of a contacts list rather than being slave of auto complete.
So I decided to look into the open source outlook express version from http://runasxp.com/ and see what happened however matters are somewhat confusing.
When I tried to download from that site, I got an installer telling me that I needed to donate to the project which was odd, yet when I used the link from the downloads section of whitestick.co.uk namely http://www.whitestick.co.uk/progs/oe6.exe it was absolutely fine and ran no problem.
it also doesn't help that the runasxp homepage uses a mondo forum for all their program downloads and is a wee bit confusing on what is what.
Well anyway I've got outlook express installed and Hurrah! an email program that is logical once again! (I hope I didn't delete my old adress book file).
However, the one odity is spellcheck, since it didn't come with a spellcheck by default. A quick look at the runasxp forums suggested that a spellcheck was available, however the tool doesn't seem to use any language but English Us, and while the forums had a 64 bit attachment for English Uk I couldn't download it.
So what is going on? is outlook express now a commercial project? Anyone got any suggestions/
I certainly don't mind contributing if I like the program (I recently became a monthly Nvda donator for that very reason), but I'd rather like to try it first.
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)