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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Mozilla: Thunderbird 1.0.2 Download & Review

I downloaded and installed Mozilla Thunderbird in the past and tried it out. It's a free, user friendly and highly tweakable Email client (replacement for Outlook Express for most of us). I personally replaced Microsoft Outlook with it at home.

This is a very good product and will only get better. The spam filtering is excellent, it learns very quickly and hotkeys make marking (and unmarking) spam easy. No note taking functionality is built-in, however many great note taking extensions exist. If you love FireFox, you will love Thunderbird. The product is not fully mature yet, but is a good product that will continue to get better.

FireFox 1.0.4

FireFox 1.0.4 has been released. It's awesome as always, just some bug fixes.

MDAC 2.8 SP1

MDAC 2.8 SP1 has been released. For a full list of bug fixes & enhancements click here.

SQL Server 2000 SP4

SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.0 has been released. This is a recommended download as it fixes several previous bugs. Note though you might not want to install this on your server yet, from Microsoft:

"Microsoft has found an issue with the final build of SP4 that impacts customers who run SQL Server with AWE support enabled. This issue only impacts machines with more than 2GB of memory where AWE has been explicitly enabled. Customers with this configuration should not install SP4. Microsoft is currently working on the problem and will issue an update soon."

This should be a safe install for developers though.