Lighting 1.0 – Thunderbird Addon Preview

Lighting 1.0 – Thunderbird Addon Preview

Review
It’s been a while since I’ve update my software for email, so with the latest update in hand of Thunderbird 3.0 I went about updating the whole email system. Low and behold my Lighting and Gdata provider needed to be updated as well. I installed the latest version and was blown away. I used to be a hardcore Microsoft Outlook user, that is until I got more than 1000 email in my inbox and the system was plagued with slowdowns and outright crashes. Thank you Microsoft for making my transition off of Outlook so easy. But my favorite, and honestly must have feature, was the calendar and task manager. How can it be that no other email programs had this integrated into their email client?!? In stepped Mozilla with their…
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Ubuntu 9.10 Review

Ubuntu 9.10 Review

Review
It’s been a couple of months since the release of the latest and greatest of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala and while we’ve been busy building servers based on the this release we can say with out a doubt it just keeps getting better. The refinements in the Gnome interface really are paying off in spades, as this release is more than ready for prime time. Finally the new file system is enabled by default. By this we mean ext4. While not many people care about this, it adds more speed to the already great linux distro. Overall systems feel snappier and I really chalk it up to this new file system. That and all of the work being done on the boot up and launcher times are really starting to add…
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