Thunderbird is Go!
Dec 10, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"I started working with Thunderbird again with its beta
3 release earlier this year and was immediately impressed. The
2008-vintage versions of Thunderbird were just sad, but this time
around, Mozilla got it right. Thunderbird's 3.0 release deserves
any e-mail user's attention.
"I say this after working with Thunderbird on two test systems.
Both systems were Dell Inspiron 530S PC with a 2.2-GHz Intel
Pentium E2200 dual-core processor with an 800-MHz front-side bus
under the hood. Both machines had 4GBs of RAM, a 500GB SATA (Serial
ATA) drive, and an Integrated Intel 3100 GMA (Graphics Media
Accelerator) chip set. On the first, I was running Windows XP SP3,
and on the second, I was running MEPIS Linux 8.0. Yes, that's
right: Thunderbird, like Firefox, runs on all popular desktop
systems (including Mac OS X) and in almost 50 different