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Thread: Mozilla tries Firefox recipe with Thunderbird

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    Mozilla wants to reproduce the Firefox Web browser's success with Thunderbird, its open-source e-mail software.

    In 2005, the Mozilla Foundation set up a corporation to run elements of the Firefox Web browser operation. Now it's doing the same with Thunderbird, providing the as-yet-unnamed subsidiary with $3 million and beginning plans to significantly expand its programming staff, said Mozilla Chief Executive Mitchell Baker.

    "We're increasing Mozilla's focus with people and money, and we're hoping to use that to create something better, much as we do in the Firefox space...for everyone interested in Internet and e-mail communications," Baker said.

    David Ascher, currently chief technology officer at ActiveState and a longtime Mozilla community member, will become the new e-mail corporation's CEO.


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    Microsoft asserts superiority
    Microsoft said competition is healthy, but it professed not to be worried about increased resources being devoted to Thunderbird.
    "Businesses today require more than basic email; they need to communicate and collaborate, and this is what Outlook and Exchange Server deliver," Clint Patterson, public relations director for Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, said in a statement. As evidence, he pointed to features such as management of contacts and calendars, and access via the Web or mobile devices.
    @ bold text...

    i prefer thunderbird because it just looks better...

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    That bird looks like he's about to bite that ladies hand.
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