Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 is out at last

Almost six months after the launch of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla has finally released version 2.0 of its e-mail client. The Windows build of Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 can be downloaded on Mozilla's website, and builds for Linux and MacOS X are available from this page. As one might expect, this latest release brings a host of new features, tweaks, bug fixes, and miscellaneous enhancements over the previous version. Among those enhancements are a new visual theme, better integration with Windows Vista, improved add-on support, message tagging, a customizable folder pane, integration with Google's Gmail, and more. A complete list of new features and fixes is available in Mozilla's release notes here.

As always, users upgrading from a previous version are urged to first back up their profile directory, which is usually located in the "C:\Documents and Settings" directory under Windows XP and in the "C:\Users" directory under Windows Vista (see this page for more information.)

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