I'll echo that - use Firefox and Thunderbird - used them since
they started. Mosaic upgrade.
They were bought by AOL and then that fell apart. Now they are
a band of good programmers that are around the world keeping it
together. In spite of constant upgrade in standards.
Was a Unix user and enjoyed it. Now I have a crazy and wild
monster size phone it looks like - version 8 in a 1080P double wide
screen. What a messy computer. They think computers are for 15 year
olds and made a dummy screen like a phone. Big icons they call
something else. Always taking credit and making us pay. No start
They have a massive amount of what not junk that fills the screen.
Martin - wonders what 8.1 is like.
On 12/11/2013 12:45 PM, Just Wondering wrote:
The Mozilla Foundation was established in July 2003 with start-up
support from America Online's Netscape division. It is now an
independent non profit organization.
This is the financial report for the non profit Mozilla Foundation
Been using FF and TB since they were Netscape. TB started doing stupid
*Major* updates a long time ago. By major, I mean it took years to go
from version 2 to version 3, and then to version 24 in the blink of an
eye . I quit upgrading at version 14, recognizing that TB worked
perfectly for me before the last slew of upgrades that seemed to do
nothing other than break some add-ons/Filters.
I seem to recall that along with the upgrades, other stuff was being
installed unless you overtly chose to not install stuff. I don't recall
what stuff, but Google search bar, AVG, McAfee virus stuff come to mind.
It's been a while since I upgraded, so I could be wrong, but I think
they were one group that was doing this. So I figure the reason they do
constant upgrades is not to help you out, but to get other stuff
My recommendation is once you get an upgrade that works perfectly STOP
upgrading. That's what I did at version 14, and it works perfectly fine
on my win7 64 bit machine. I will not upgrade until something comes
along I need, which is not likely any time soon.
Over the years I've experienced plenty of software "upgrades" that were
worse than what they upgraded, often breaking the older stuff
completely. In the old days, bug fixes and little tweaks were in
decimals. I figure TB should be at version 4.24 not 24
If anyone can tell me what version 24 does that 14 doesn't do, I'm
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
They are more or less keeping it in sync with Firefox, which is on a
three month release cycle, and since they share a lot of codeit makes
sense from a developer perspective. There isn't much being done to TB
these days, other than getting to new HTML engine to work with it as FF
The version numbering thing was started by Google's Chrome project which
is on a similar release cycle.
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
I've been using Agent since v0.99c in 1996(ish). I'm holding at 1.93. I have a
copy of 4.2, which is MUCH better at handling binaries, but I don't like the way
it handles text groups. I have not tried the current version, but will check it
out. If Forte is letting you d/l 1.93 for free as someone posted earlier, go
grab it for your text groups. Plus it handles yENC just great. My biggest
gripe is that it doesn't do html automatically and does not have nested folders.
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