Thunderbird 2.0 Beta was released earlier this week. If you have been using version 1.5, you may want to catch a sneak-peek at the latest version before its final release in March.
Thunderbird is Mozilla’s e-mail client. It is an open-source alternative to Microsoft Outlook, one main difference being that Thunderbird is free; Outlook is available as part of Microsoft Office, so you will have to buy it.
Thunderbird is the e-mail client that I would choose to use exclusively if I were able to sync it with my Ipaq PDA. That is really the only reason that I use Outlook. I am hooked on ActiveSync and that feature is really important for most PDA users.
If you have been using version 1.5, you can update to 2.0 Beta through Mozilla’s web site. If you are an Outlook user (or Outlook Express) and want to check out Thunderbird for the first time, here is the link to version 1.5 on Mozilla’s web site.