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Hi :)
Linux allows people to set-up "cron jobs" which use almost no power or
resources.  DEs usually have some simple app that can run count-down alarms
(like egg-timers) or daily, or weekly or whatever or non-repeating alarms
with different ring-tones, messages or launch different apps or run scripts
or whatever.

Microsoft's philosophy is to have massively bloated heavy programs that do
almost everything that almost no-one wants to do and use a massive amount
of resources to do it.

The OpenSource way is to have sleeker apps that are stream-lined for
specific purposes and that all play together well.

So LibreOffice doesn't have an email-client/calendar so it allows users to
use a wide-range of tools to do those jobs.  People who want a tiny, fast,
light-weight e-mail client might choose Claws but maybe need a heavy-duty
calendar and thus use a project-management tool - or they might choose some
other combination.

MS Outlook does both but it's very limited and about a decade or two behind
almost all other email-clients and it's not up to project-managent nor up
to being fast and light.

So the open-source way is MUCH more stream-lined, flexible and scaleable
but needs people to be willing to explore rather than just accept what they
are given.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 24 Apr 2017 23:27, "Ian Whitfield" <> wrote:

If you use Thunderbird for your eMail add the extension "ReminderFox" - It
does this kind of thing perfectly!!

On 04/24/2017 07:13 PM, charles meyer wrote:

My esteemed listmates,

I’m wondering if in Libre Writer or Calc  a user can set up a sound or
pop-up notification of an approaching deadline which sounds or pop-sup
you power on the PC or while Windows is open even though Word or Excel is
*not* open?

Ex. Due date for auto tire rotation – You don’t have Libre Writer or Calc
open but Windows 7 is open.  A sound  (e.g. .mp3) launches or a box
alerting you that in one week you need to rotate your tires.

This is just an example so please don’t explore the issue of rotating
tires! :)

I was reading/watching these Excel suggestions (below)  but they don’t
  to  answer my questions about alerting sounds or pops-ups  if the
is not open.

Has anyone set these kinds of notification?

Thanks so much.



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