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Mozilla has released the first Thunderbird 3.1 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Codenamed Lanikai, version 3.1 of Mozilla's open source email and news client is built atop Gecko 1.9.2, the same rendering engine at the heart of the new Firefox 3.6.

According to a Mozilla blog post, the first "stable" Lanikai release includes several fixes to improve upgrades from Thunderbird 2; several for auto complete, tabs and activity manager, several design improvements and corrections to the user interface, and various stability and memory improvements. A complete list of bug fixes is available here.

Mozilla says that if you've been using the Lanikai alpha, your extensions may not work with the new beta. You can get the beta here.

Today, the open sourcers also announced that beginning Thursday, those running older versions of Firefox will receive pop-up notifications offering an upgrade to Firefox 3.6. As usual, users will have the option of accepting the offer, deferring it to later, or rejecting it.

Mozilla says that in the 50 days since its release, Firefox 3.6 has been downloaded 100,000,000 times and that 90 per cent of existing Firefox extensions are compatible with the new version. ®

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