Ximian, the creators of numerous enhancements to the GNOME desktop environment, announced the development of Ximian Connector today. According to the press release, Ximian Connector will add Microsoft Exchange client functionality to Evolution, Ximian's e-mail and information management package.
Ximian Connector will be the company's proprietary product, and will be available for $69 per license or at a discount in ten or twenty five license packages. Particularly at organizations with more than a handful of PC's, the cost savings over Outlook client software could be substantial.
According to the announcement, Connector will initially support Exchange 2000, and should be available early next year. A followup release to support Exchange 5.5, will be made available some time later in the first half of 2002.