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Re: [vox-tech] linux machine for grandma

You might try Firebird (formerly Phoenix) as the web browser and Thunderbird as the mail client. If you're not familiar with these, they are the browser and mail components of Mozilla, but I think the GUIs are lighter, so performance is snappier. Both are development versions, but they benefit from all of the development on Mozilla over the past several years.


On Monday, January 12, 2004, at 08:57 PM, Dave Margolis wrote:

well, 'lacking' is really the wrong word. with all the thread support and
some of the other neater features, it didn't originally seem to fit my
e-mail-for-dummies requirements. i've been going back and forth between
them today. the interfaces are very similar (and kmail has more options
as far as how you lay the interface out, but i think i'll stick with
'classic' either way). kmail fires up quite a bit quicker...

i don't suppose she'll ever find the higher end features since she won't
go looking for them. i just felt my ability to 'support' mozilla mail (being
that's what i use) would be easier.

i'll run my wife through a which one of these seems easier to use test.
any other mail client suggestions? what about primary browser? it's
basically the same: mozilla vs. konquerer.

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Rod Roark wrote:

On Monday 12 January 2004 07:22 pm, Dave Margolis wrote:
I looked at KMail, but I
find it lacking compared to Mozilla mail....
How so?

-- Rod

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