September 30th, 2004


[geekery] took the plunge [Firefox, Thunderbird]

Okay, I've done it. I've taken the plunge and I'm switched over to Firefox and Thunderbird (I was previously only using the joint Mozilla beast).

Immediate impression: Firefox and Thunderbird seem to be faster when running together than the Mozilla suite was when running both mail and web browser. That seems like it shouldn't matter, but it does. Another nice effect is that the old Mozilla beast used to freeze all the windows (mail and web) when one wouldn't load, but the new arrangement separates the mail download (fast) from the web (sometimes slow).

Additional features that I've not tried out yet: all the extra firefox features, plus the ability to put RSS feeds into Thunderbird (maybe I'll ditch liferea, if Thunderbird can do the same thing).

Looks good so far. I would recommend it already. (But note I haven't uninstalled Mozilla just yet...). Now off to bed.
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