Wednesday, June 29

Thunderbird 5 Released, Install from PPA


Thunderbird 5 has been released today bringing in many new features and improvements. It includes more than 390 improvements and performance enhancements that make it more responsive, faster to start up and easier to use.


Changes in this Release
  • More responsive and faster to start up and use
  • Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 5 engine
  • New Add-ons Manager
  • Revised account creation wizard to improve email setup
  • New Troubleshooting Information page
  • Tabs can now be reordered and dragged to different windows
  • Attachment sizes now displayed along with attachments
  • Plugins can now be loaded in RSS feeds by default
  • Native notification support for Ubuntu
To add the PPA and install/upgrade Thunderbird, run the following commands (for Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

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