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Old 11-30-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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Firebird/Thunderbird v. Mozilla

I am getting ready to switch from Mandrake to Slackware 9.1 and I am generally reconsidering which apps I use. Right now I am using Thunderbird and Firebird. My question is are there any benefits to using Mozilla for mail and browsing as opposed to the two programs separately?
Old 11-30-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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Mozilla is better. Period.

You can also open your mail notification from LQ, click on the link, and the page loads up in your browser. Not sure if it works that way in general. Fewer clicks - your mail is right there. Don't need a newsreader, as mozilla does that, too. Etc.

Plus, Firebird is too damn much like IE. Mozilla's more like Netscape done right. You *can't* do IE right.
Old 12-01-2003, 06:13 PM   #3
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well, i prefer firebird and thunderbird than mozilla i think that firebird is faster than mozilla and thunderbird is easier to use. and if you only use firebird or thunderbird, or you find a better program you don't need to install the other.
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I prefer Firebird and Thunderbird myself. Besides, isn't Mozilla going to eventually be Firebird later on? Mozilla is probably a little more stable than Firebird but hey, it's been around a little longer. I just like Firebird myself because it seems faster, and is more customizable for my taste. I think really that it depends on the user and his preferences.
Old 12-02-2003, 02:46 AM   #5
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Originally posted by digiot
You can also open your mail notification from LQ, click on the link, and the page loads up in your browser.
Just FYI, this is working with recent trunk builds of Thunderbird, although the MozEx extension is still required to open mailto: links with Firebird.


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