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I have no understanding of the corporate world of computing. I'm very happy with using linux everyday. My work laptop uses xp and has outlook and connects thru a vpn to a login for microsoft exchange server I believe.
simply put I'd like to use my linux laptop to connect and send emails to this microsoft server. I also use excel spreadsheet.
I don't know where to start except that I used to use "Samba" for a home network with both xp and linux running???