Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 00:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released Thunderbird 3. You can read the release notes, or download the darn thing. "If you like Firefox's tabbed browsing, you're going to love tabbed email. Thunderbird 3's tabbed email lets you load emails in separate tabs so you can quickly jump between them. Search results open in a new tab too. New tools like our timeline and filtering tools will help you pinpoint the email you're looking for, whether it’s the one from yesterday, last month, or several years ago."
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nice, but...
by JrezIN on Wed 9th Dec 2009 02:37 UTC
JrezIN
Member since:
2005-06-29

nice!

...but page 2? no body cares about e-mail clients anymore? even cross-platform ones?

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RE: nice, but...
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 9th Dec 2009 03:04 in reply to "nice, but..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Apparently not.

I admit, I like my Gmail... you can set up an account and access it from anywhere, and its web interface is nice and clean. But when I recently installed the then-current 2x version of Thunderbird and realized I could use it with my web-based Gmail account in the "classic" fashion, I was quite pleasantly surprised. The best of both worlds! Not to mention, it's not ISP-provided, so my e-mail address doesn't change every damn time I switch ISPs.

Now, the only problem is... waiting for the next Ubuntu release or whatever it takes to package it. Sure, Mozilla probably provides a tar file or something to extract into your home directory, which is how I used Firefox 3 and 3.5 up until Ubuntu *finally* decided to support it officially... but it feels "cleaner" and more proper to use the official package management system. It'd rather not use tarred, generically pre-built binaries if I can help it.

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RE[2]: nice, but...
by Rahul on Wed 9th Dec 2009 06:37 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Fedora 11 and Fedora 12 includes the latest pre-release and will update to the general release soon. XULRunner is a shared component by dozens of software packages and hence it isn't really easy to shift to new major versions.

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RE[2]: nice, but...
by kfet on Wed 9th Dec 2009 07:21 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
kfet Member since:
2005-07-06
RE[2]: nice, but...
by vivainio on Wed 9th Dec 2009 10:14 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Sure, Mozilla probably provides a tar file or something to extract into your home directory, which is how I used Firefox 3 and 3.5 up until Ubuntu *finally* decided to support it officially... but it feels "cleaner" and more proper to use the official package management system. It'd rather not use tarred, generically pre-built binaries if I can help it.


I'm using the tarball as we speak. What's the problem with it anyway? That's basically how windows users deal with their software all the time, and I don't see them complaining.

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RE[2]: nice, but...
by l3v1 on Wed 9th Dec 2009 12:09 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Apparently not.


Oh no, there are some of us who do. For myself, I do especially care about the portable app version, which I'm using for many years now. That doesn't mean I don't have backups on gmail, at work and at home, but still, it's nice to have all my mails from all accounts handy all the time, even without a connection (!).

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RE: nice, but...
by vivainio on Wed 9th Dec 2009 08:04 in reply to "nice, but..."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

nice!

...but page 2? no body cares about e-mail clients anymore? even cross-platform ones?


Yeah, this is a major release of the best email client for Linux.

Even the gmail users will need to use a real client at work to access that pesky exchange server. Thunderbird beats the competition hands down.

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RE[2]: nice, but...
by strcpy on Wed 9th Dec 2009 08:17 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20


Yeah, this is a major release of the best email client for Linux.


No. The motto of the best email client still reads:


"All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less." -me, circa 1995


Edited 2009-12-09 08:17 UTC

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RE[2]: nice, but...
by sbenitezb on Wed 9th Dec 2009 13:21 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah, this is a major release of the best email client for Linux.


Totally subjective. How can it compete with KMail, for example?

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RE[2]: nice, but...
by phoenix on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:28 in reply to "RE: nice, but..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Yeah, this is a major release of the best email client for Linux.


To each their own. I personally can't stand Thunderbird, after having used KMail/Kontact for so long. Especially now that KMail/Kontact is available for Windows. Why anyone would use something (TB) so slow and blah is beyond me. ;)

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