BORG is a combination calendar and task tracking system. The calendar supports all sorts of appointments and also a simple todo list. The calendar functionality is similar to that of other PIMs, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Calendar, Palm Desktop, Yahoo Calendar, etc... The Task Tracker goes way beyond todo's and might better be called a project tracking system.
BORG is basically meant to be a small self-contained Java application that you can run locally (i.e. without a network). Many users run it from a thumb drive. BORG actually stands for Berger-Organizer. Unfortunately, the name BORG seems to be a popular choice for software products, probably due to the number of Star Trek fans that write code.
The fact that BORG calendar also seems to refer to the Microsoft Outlook calendar makes things even more confusing. Oh well....
Hmmm. Why would anyone want to use a home-grown calendar/task tracker when there are so many others out there, freeware and otherwise?
A potential BORG user might agree with the following:
BORG downloads are available on Github: https://github.com/mikeberger/borg_calendar/releases
BORG downloads and screenshots are available from https://sourceforge.net/projects/borg-calendar/
BORG needs only Java to run, which now comes pre-installed on most systems. If you don't have Java, you need to get the JAVA SE (standard environment) runtime version 7 or later. It is available from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/.Wiki