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Thunderbird: Way Beyond E-Mail

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| One major advantage of Thunderbird is the client's expandability. This
| includes language dictionaries or free add-on modules like Enigmail to sign
| and encrypt e-mail messages and their attachments.


Free software programs for back to school

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| It's called StarOffice and it's based on the open-source format called
| OpenDocument and is distributed by Sun Microsystems and Google. Be aware that
| it is a very large file to download, but the time spent will be greatly
| rewarded with a program that will create, read, and edit documents,
| spreadsheets and presentations in the MSOffice format.



Connected: Microsoft Outlook 2007 is no prize, either

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| Outlook 2007 is one of the weaker applications in Office 2007. At times I get
| so frustrated with its slow response and idiosyncrasies that I'm tempted to
| uninstall it and go back to Outlook 2003. Readers also have frustrations. *


Connected: Microsoft Office 2003 better than Office 2007

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| A review of Office 2007 could be considered doomed from the start. Its
| predecessor, Office 2003, is one of the best products Microsoft ever created;
| so the bar is raised high. After a year of using the newer product, I still
| see some features that are better than the older version; but on the whole,
| I'd rather be using Office 2003. * *



Poor Design by Microsoft - "Save As" Button in 2007 Excel has been located!

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| In an experiment 4 out of 5 users took longer than 2 minutes to find
| the SAVE AS button. And 3 of those users needed to use the PAPER CLIP
| (CLIPPY). This is clearly poor design upon Microsoft. They never think
| about the end user. The menu structure is horrific and it has been
| proven inefficient!


One thing that preload helps run quickly: OpenOffice

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| Since I started using it (with Firefox in Ubuntu), it has lost my database
| once, and is dog-slow the rest of the time. I hate starting Docs offline in
| the browser and waiting an age for my files to show up. With this kind of
| performance — which is in much contrast to Google Docs' swiftness when
| connected to the Internet, I'd much rather use a traditional word processor
| or text editor.
| Hence my increasing use of OpenOffice.


Thunderbird 3 email client makes alpha progress

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| Mozilla Messaging, the Mozilla subsidiary that took over responsiblity for
| Mozilla's Thunderbird email client in February, is making progress with the
| development of third version of the Thunderbird email client. It has now made
| an Alpha 2 release of Thunderbird 3, code-named "Shredder", available. This
| is not a release suitable for production, as the codename broadly hints; it
| is intended for testers to exercise new features and stability in the email
| client.


Open Office vs. MS Office - the Other Key to Windows/Linux Transition

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| So, if your excuse for not giving Linux a try was that you needed to be able
| to work with your Office documents... well, you just ran out of excuses.
| Think of what you will gain, too! No more suffering through all the
| gratuitous menu/toolbar/button changes that Microsoft makes in every new
| Office release. No more suffering through incompatible file formats between
| releases, which Microsoft seems to do every two or three releases - this is
| the second time it has happened that I can recall, and I assume that the
| recent OOXML debacle means that there is another change coming in the next
| Office release. Best of all, no more having to pay to upgrade to the new
| version every time Microsoft sees fit.


Catch a Glimpse of Mozilla's E-Mail Future in Thunderbird 3 Alpha 1

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| It's alive! Mozilla has released the first alpha version of its upcoming
| Thunderbird 3.0, the company's next-generation e-mail application. We don't
| suggest you rush out and download it unless you're a true early adopter; this
| release isn't stable and lacks many of the features planned for Thunderbird
| 3's final release.


Has Thunderbird Finally Taken Off?

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| That seems not to be the case if these figures are at all representative of
| the wider world. And even if they're not, it suggests early adopters are,
| well, adopting Thunderbird in significant numbers.


Thunderbird 3.0 to begin ascent next month: what to expect

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| The Thunderbird development community aims to release the first alpha of
| Thunderbird 3 next month. Plans began to take shape yesterday during the very
| first Thunderbird weekly status call meeting, at which developers discussed
| potential features and other issues of relevance. *


Mozilla opens e-mail subsidiary

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| The Mozilla Foundation Tuesday opened Mozilla Messaging, a new subsidiary
| focused on developing its free, open-source Thunderbird e-mail software.


Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0: New calendar, better search

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| Thunderbird 3.0 is due to ship by the end of the year with a more
| comprehensive search feature and official integration of the Lightning
| calendar add-on, said David Ascher, chief executive of the newly named
| Mozilla Messaging subsidiary. The first alpha release will come sooner,
| though, for those who want to test the software. * *


E-mail client Thunderbird 3 to take wing

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| David Ascher, head of the now independent spinoff of Mozilla provisionally
| called MailCo, has presented a rough road map for the development of the
| third version of the Thunderbird open source e-mail client. In the current
| quarter, an alpha version is scheduled to be released followed by a beta
| version in the second quarter, Ascher writes in a newsgroup entry. * *


Mozilla shoots for quick Thunderbird 3.0 alpha

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| "I believe that it's really worthwhile to get a release underway. Testers
| have only had nightlies for quite a while now, and the trunk is already
| notably better than [Thunderbird 2.0] in a number of ways," Mosedale
| continued. "Getting something that we're willing to recommend to a wider
| group of people is a great way to demonstrate real progress." * *


E-mail inventor: I didn't foresee spam

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| He uses Thunderbird, an e-mail application developed by Mozilla, the company
| which distributes the Firefox web browser, but he also has a Gmail account.
| He said he once had to use Outlook – “I didn’t find it particularly
| attractive”, and that for a time he blocked all incoming messages from
| Hotmail, “because they used to carry a lot of viruses – though they’ve
| clamped down on that.”


Mozilla Thunderbird vs. Microsoft Outlook

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| For me, I’m going to stick with anything but Outlook for email for the
| reasons I’ve cited above.


10 Reasons You Should be Using Thunderbird

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| 1. Open Source Add-ons
| 2. RSS Management
| 3. Unread Folders
| 4. Thunderbrowse
| 5. The Mozilla Foundation
| 6. Subject or Sender Quick Searc
| 7. Export Features
| 8. Usenet Support
| 9. Sort By
| 10. Adaptive Junk Mail Filtering

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