4/9/08

Swiftweasel & Swiftdove a linux www/email client wonder

I love my Ubuntu Box.  I built the box last year and have been playing with it ever since.  I have only had to reboot a few times (maybe 6 times within the last year).  I am so impressed with all that linux offers.

The Swiftweasel Project was my newest discovery.  Even though linux is much faster, I have been experiencing issues with Firefox (web client) and Thunderbird (email client) freezing.  While looking for a 64-bit version of the new Lightning (calendar plugin for Thunderbird), I came across a forum post on ubuntuforums.org that mentioned this.  Looking into it, I thought I would try it out.  After about 5 mins, I had Swiftdove (enhance version of Thunderbird) and Swiftweasel (enhanced version of Firefox) installed and up and running.  I have had no freezing issue and am now browsing fast again.

Sometimes, in life, you come across something that just "works".  My advice is to try new things, who knows, you may be happier at the end of the day.  I know I am! :)

links:
Swiftweasel Project Home Page
Swiftweasel Wiki
Swiftweasel Wikipedia Page
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