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Firefox and Thunderbird Garage (Garage Series) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The book is not for beginners. It is assumed that you are somewhat familiar with both Firefox and Thunderbird. It is written in a manner of a bunch of 'Mozilla-ites' sitting around having a brewsky and everyone is discussing their favorite little 'how to' tips, or slipping short snippets of things they remember about both programs. They saved a lot of money on printing ink by making the text small and very light. The text in the orange background sidebars is difficult to read and the headers in the sidebars are 'garage shop' stylish but that really means hard to read. Beginners: Stay away, this book will make you want to discard the Firefox-Thunderbird idea and go to Opera or some other browser.
Well, that did not take long. Firefox was released just a brief time ago and here is a book to help explain why you might adopt it as your browser. The chapters reflect the current concerns of many. Immediately after an introductory chapter, there is one for guarding your privacy. Firefox comes replete with strong measures for its password manager and has detailed cookie control. Even nicer is a way to stomp popups and for blocking images. The book also offers help with blogging. Though perhaps this may not be all to the good for some of you, if you already spend too much time reading or writing them. As for the companion topic of Thunderbird - it seems intriguing. Its best feature might simply be its coordinated integration with Firefox. But without the latter, I couldn't discern much advantage beyond whatever mail client you are currently using. The functional space of mail clients has seen relatively little innovation in recent years. Most clients have comparable functionality and Thunderbird by itself seems likewise.