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Monday, April 17, 2006 

Firefox & Lightning Updates
Topic: Technology

Mozilla announces updates to two important categories: Firefox, its award winning web browser, and Lightning, a calendar|email integrating app, are both updated.

Firefox receives an update to Firefox 1.5.02. If you have browser version 1.5.x, your browser will automatically update itself. In related fronts, Bon Echo Alpha 1 was recently made available by the Mozilla team. Bon Echo is the first step towards what will become Firefox 2.0.

Lightning 0.1 was recently released to deliver tighter integration between Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla's award winning email client, and its Calendar project. Mozilla's calendar has taken a variety of forms, from a browser/client extension to stand alone (and What the Thunder Said... preference) Mozilla Sunbird. For those of us who are eager to see Mozilla take down M$ applications, tighter integration in Thunderbird will mean more competition for Microsoft Outlook.

Unfortunately, it does not seem as though Mozilla has previously given attention to the Calendar project, or even Thunderbird, that Firefox has received. Hopefully, with the release of Lightning 0.1, an increase in use, bug-reporting, and performance will be easily ascertained.
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