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What is Thunderbird?

Wednesday October 9th, 2002

Blake Ross has posted some details about Thunderbird to the Phoenix General forum. Thunderbird (formerly Minotaur) is a lightweight stand-alone mail client that will accompany Phoenix.


#11 Re: Re: Phoenix rules!!!

by joedirt

Wednesday October 9th, 2002 3:56 PM

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Nope. Wrong. I WAS a mozilla user, but after 1.0 the project seemed to be dragging, boated, felt....clunky, and it wasn't something I wanted to use anymore. I didn't enjoy Mozilla (or Netscape7) at all, and haven't been using nightlies since. Then I tried Phoenix and every three-year old bug/feature that was watiting to get fixed in Mozilla was suddenly fixed in Phoenix in about 2 weeks. The program size is about 4/5M smaller, runs faster, is MUCH more customizable (toolbar customization), pref panel was trimmed down, unnecessary menu items removed...and it goes on and on. Been using it ever since the nightlies arrived and haven't stopped yet. This is what Mozilla/Netscape SHOULD have been. Maybe you should actually TRY Phoenix, if you haven't. If you think this is like Mozilla, you're wrong.