Yep, what fun exploring a new operating environment. OS/2 had/has a very good design for the user environment in the Workplace Shell. It spoiled me for almost anything else. It was very logical and consistent.
BeOS on a dual processor motherboard completely spoiled me in terms of responsiveness. Between the 2 experiences, it made it torture to use our systems at work. OS/X does not compare particularly well with either IMO but it is vastly closer than most. I hear rumors that some effort is being expended to bring Haiku to the Raspberry Pi 2 and that would be very interesting.
BeOS/Haiku had a structure that allowed for easy construction of a simple mail client resulting in many clients. It had mostly to do with the features of the file system and the expanded use of extended attributes. EAs being a particularly useful tool for keeping things organized/sorted like mail or music. You get familiar with these features and then it is torture having to live without them .
[quote=“AustinPrior, post:15, topic:623”]
… you’ll want to use IMAP. It’s based on synching folders rather than pushing mail from one device to another[/quote]
I think that is good advice when the server is in one’s control. I have looked a little more at IMAP. I keep an eye on the folks at citizenweb and the arkOS project.
By the way I think that Genesis 0.7 on arkOS was just released as an early “stable” version in the last couple days. Got a lot of things to check out this week.