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Mmmm, Thunderbird

This post on Thunderbird's icons led me to this screenshot which led me to wonder whether I needed to buy Entourage 2004 (probably as part of the student/teacher edition).

I downloaded the latest version and gave it a try. It lasted all of five minutes. I won't go into the details, but suffice to say I'm not comfortable with it. I'm not comfortable with the fact that, even though I chose to create three POP accounts, Thunderbird insisted on creating separate folder structures for both, and then moved the Inbox for each to the bottom of the lists! Weird. Plus, I found no activity viewer window.

It looks nice, though. Even if it doesn't quite act like a Mac app. But it looks nice. See how seductive a nice appearance can be?

Apparently I treat software like women: seduced by a sophisticated appearance but quick to dismiss as not meeting my standards. Heh.

3 Responses to "Mmmm, Thunderbird"

  1. Thunderbird on XP = great. Thunderbird on the Mac = not so great. The problem with the Mac app is definitely that it feels like a Windows app with some pretty icons slapped onto it.

    I am sure all the linux/windows switchers will love it though.

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