Love Firefox, Hate Thunderbird

November 29, 2005

I have a confession to make…. As much as I love Firefox, I just can’t handle its sister application, the Thunderbird e-mail client.

I’d really like to get Entourage out of my life. It has a ton of baggage I don’t need, the whole calendering and scheduling system, etc. Worse, the “junk mail” feature just wasn’t cutting it for me.

I’d given Thunderbird a try awhile back, and it just wasn’t ready for prime time. Some time has passed though, and some improvements have been made, and I figured it might be time for another try.

Unfortunately, it’s still not there. I’ve given it a good, honest week, and I’m sick of the thing.
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Firefox 1.5 Released

November 29, 2005

Firefox 1.5 is now officially released. As I mentioned the other day, this version is a substantial improvement on the 1.0x versions — which were in turn quite an improvement over most everything else.

If you’re currently using Firefox, you need to hop over and download the new version.

If you’re not currently using Firefox, then you’re in for even more of a treat.

If you’re still using Internet Explorer, you may wish to take a few minutes to have your head examined and rescan your machine for viruses and spyware first…

Firefox 1.5 – Rediscover the web

Firefox – More Better Popup Blocking

April 5, 2005

I was bitching awhile back about the new wave of “unblocked” pop-ups that have sprang up lately.  It looks like help is on the way, at least if you’re a FireFox user.  According to one of the developer blogs, new pop-up blocking is being tested as we speak—and you can download a test plugin to try it now.

“Give that these pop-ups and pop-unders have really started to spread on the web, we’re testing a quick patch that enables the Firefox pref to block them. I blogged about this earlier this month and included manual steps to disable these nasty pop-ups and pop-unders. In addition to this fix, the good news is that for sites where you need these pop-ups, you can just whitelist them like you do other “wanted” pop-ups. This looks (at this stage) like a reasonable trade off.”

(via Slashdot)

Firefox Security Upgrades

August 4, 2004

The Mozilla Firefox team has released version 0.93, for all platforms.  This upgrade fixes a handful of possible security exploits that have recently been discovered.

Get yours here.

I’m glad to see that they’re staying on top of it.