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I've noticed that Ubuntu doesn't come with a default calendar program... why not?

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Which version are you asking about? 11.04 and back was evolution, but as of 11.10 and making Thunderbird default over evolution...I don't think there is one. –  Ryan McClure Apr 24 '12 at 0:36
    
I'm talking about since Thunderbird was made the default e-mail program Ubuntu has been limping along without a default calendar program. Evolution can't be considered the default program because it's not even installed in the default install of the OS. What is a person (noob) installing 12.04 for the first time going to think especially if their skill level is low? –  Rob Apr 24 '12 at 2:40
    
You have a great point. Eek... I had the feeling from the get-go that the transition from Evolution to Thunderbird wasn't a smart idea.... –  Ryan McClure Apr 24 '12 at 2:46
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Please don't get me wrong, I'm just trying to be constructive cause I think this (our) OS has a great future and I think a good (integrated) calendar program is a must if we are trying to push 12.04 as a LTS for business use. –  Rob Apr 24 '12 at 3:01
    
I agree with you 100%. OSX has a standard calendar application that integrates with everything, Windows does not..and currently Ubuntu doesn't either. Please, please let's not let OSX be the leader in this –  Ryan McClure Apr 24 '12 at 3:02
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it doesn't? if there isn't one you can easily install any number of calender application,
This one for unity, http://news.softpedia.com/news/Introducing-Ubuntu-Calendar-Lens-for-Unity-243676.shtml
here is a list best of list, http://www.ekoob.com/best-calendar-applications-for-ubuntu-10427/

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Thunderbird does have calendaring, but it is in a separate extension called Lightning, you can install it from the software centre or

sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning

maybe we should think about installing this by default.

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That would be a good start because it's a little difficult for the new user to find, and if they could integrate it with the Gnome desktop calendar would help to make it more new user friendly. –  Rob Apr 30 '12 at 1:49
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Evolution is the default calendar program.

To test it out, click on the statusbar clock, then on the current date.

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As mentioned above by Ryan McClure, this is true only for Ubuntu 11.04 and earlier. I think the OP wants to know why a calendar application doesn't come installed by default in 11.10 and later. –  WarriorIng64 Apr 24 '12 at 2:34
    
Oh.. I upgraded to 11.10, so Evolution was already set-up as the default calendar program, I guess. Sorry for that. –  SirCharlo Apr 24 '12 at 2:41
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I found the answer here...View appointments in your calendar, within the Ubuntu 'Help' Documentation!

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Go to >> System settings>>Details >>Default Application enter image description here

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everytime try to improve your answer. If your answer consists of the image then what you are trying to say will be more clear.+1 for the good answer. –  raaz Sep 4 '13 at 2:15
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