Re: "Personal" computer no more
@mythicalduck - Multiple accounts are the first feature listed, so that's a yes. Don't know whether they're separate yet though...haven't got as far as email. That's exactly why I couldn't get on with Thunderbird...I like the "at a glance" view of The Bat. You can get the same results by using filters in TB; but it's a lot of buggering around.
@keithpeter - I definitely am a numpty in linux terms. Fear of the unknown, yes; laziness and inertia, definitely; but the main problem is lack of knowledge of the big picture. With Windows, you see, I know what goes where and I know all the magic incantations to summon up the useful hidden bits. I don't know any of that for linux and that makes me a bit uncomfortable. I haven't found anything online that helps much.