Mozilla showers Firefox, Thunderbird with updates
Fixes for Ffox flaws, and Thunderbird updates are go
Mozilla has released several updates for its Firefox web browser and the open-source outfit's Thunderbird news and email client.
A total of 67 security and stability flaws, including 21 critical vulns and one blocker bug have been fixed in Firefox 3.6.13. An update for Mozilla's aged Firefox 3.5.16 was additionally released.
Mozilla also issued fixes for Thunderbird 3.1.7 and Thunderbird 3.0.11 yesterday. The updates are intended for Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the software.
"These releases fix several problems with large email folders stored on the user’s computer as well as several fixes to improve performance, stability and security," said Mozilla.
"Thunderbird 3.0.11 is the last security and stability update for Thunderbird 3.0.x. Thunderbird 3.0.x users will be prompted and encouraged to start using Thunderbird 3.1 starting early next year."
Hmmm, curious fix ;)
I wonder if updating is such a good idea with fixes like this:
"Several fixes to improve corruption in local copy of IMAP mailboxes."
Yes, new Thunderbird, now with improved corruption of your mailbox.... When do people learn to either note the bug fix *or* the improvement; not a combination of both.
Damn Firefox security updates
I'm off to use IE/Chrome/Opera/Safari.
I heard the Thunderbird development team gave up and started using Outlook because Thunderbird is just far too ugly to look at in Windows 7 :P
I use Thunderbird and it's so ugly I have to put a paper bag over my head and one over the monitor, just in case.
I came close to using Opera's mail functionality but the fact that it will not work except in tabs and that it doesn't let you create tables in emails was just too much of a downgrade. The filters in opera are just fantastic and quite inspired, but it mystifies me as to why Opera seems to randomly create messy filters. If you delete these, they even come back by themselves!