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Windows 7: Thunderbird up for Adoption

16 Dec 2015   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Thunderbird up for Adoption

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Mozilla wants to shed itself of Thunderbird, its popular cross platform email client. Although widely used on GNU/Linux, OS X and on Windows, the organization now seems to pretty much view it as a liability.

According to Mozilla executive chairperson Mitchell Baker in a company-wide memo written Monday and widely published online, the Thunderbird project is now seen as a “tax” by Mozilla because it distracts and takes time away from the organization’s software engineers.
Thunderbird up for Adoption | FOSS Force

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Mozilla is giving up (again) on its Thunderbird e-mail client. And, the Firefox web browser's market share continues downhill.
Amid abandonment and failures, ​is Firefox the walking dead? | ZDNet


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16 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea many like Firefox and quite frankly I do not see the attraction personally

I barely see Pale moon x64 as viable but I guess anything is better than ie11

Thunderbird well I have never had a use for it office outlook is good enough for the way I use it.
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16 Dec 2015   #3
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I solely use Firefox and I've actually started using Thunderbird because I find it fits my needs better than outlook. I hope it continues but we'll see.
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16 Dec 2015   #4
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Same here. I can't imagine using anything other than Firefox or Thunderbird as my daily drivers.
Any time I do use another browser, it just feels so wrong. IE feels ancient and Chrome's GUI is simply unusable.
Thunderbird is the only email client that made sense after I could no longer use Outlook Express.
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16 Dec 2015   #5
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I am trying out Chromium, the open-source browser upon which Chrome is based. If you think Chrome is too bloated or hard to use, you will find that Chromium is fast, lean and intuitive. I am loving it so far. And I use T-bird on both Windows and Linux, and like it as well. I also have ProtonMail. a web-based free and hyper-secure email. I may have to give up my desktop email, if T-bird goes the way of the DoDo.
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16 Dec 2015   #6
bachware

Tower: 7 Pro; Laptop: Win 7x64/Win10x64 multiboot
 
 

I use FF 46 x64 in the Nightly build, and it works fine. I also use Tbird 46 x64 for my E-mail client, and it's fine as well. I'm disappointed that Mozilla is wanting to shed Tbird.
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16 Dec 2015   #7
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I used to use Thunderbird ages ago. But now I'm just using web-based mail services and have no need for an email client. Why store all those messages on my drive? Moreover, never downloading email messages to my PC means a malware infection is less likely.

At the same time I can't see why anyone would use any other browser instead of Firefox.
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16 Dec 2015   #8
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post

At the same time I can't see why anyone would use any other browser instead of Firefox.
Well, here's one: Firefox crashes my computer, shutting it down completely. Not sure why, but I have installed Chromium. So far, no crashes. And I actually like it better. It's fast and lean, and just flat-out works. Installed quickly even on Linux, and imported my Firefox bookmarks instantly. And it's not Google Chrome, so no tracking, as long as I use Duck Duck.
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17 Dec 2015   #9
bachware

Tower: 7 Pro; Laptop: Win 7x64/Win10x64 multiboot
 
 
Other browsers and T-bird for my own POP server

I have MSIE 11, Opera, and FF on my system, and they're all fine. I have Edge on my laptop along with those, too. Still, I prefer FF. As to using Web-based E-mail and my own server, I want maximum control for myself, and T-bird gives that in spades. It uses FF's Gecko rendering engine, so things seem very interoperable. I like FF's HTML-E-mail capabilities. I don't want to use any other platform from a vendor I don't trust.
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17 Dec 2015   #10
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I only use TB to access my ISP email, which I never use because it is spam city but if I don't clean it out then my ISP disables it, and I have 1 or 2 older registrations tied to that address that I can't switch to current emails.

TB is horribly CPU-heavy and a bit slow. I can actually go in and clean out the junk in the inbox with their web access at twice the speed.
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