Mozilla, Opera Update Web Applications
The Mozilla foundation last week released the latest version of its open-source Web application suite.The Mozilla foundation last week released the latest version of its open-source Web application suite. Mozilla 1.5 includes a Web browser, e-mail client, Web page design software and a chat client. With the release, Mozilla improved its tabbed browsing so that tabs and bookmarks work better together. Other changes include the addition of a spelling checker in the e-mail client and improved layout tools in the Mozilla Composer Web editor. Mozilla also announced the latest releases of its stand-alone Firebird browser (Version 0.7) and Thunderbird e-mail application (Version 0.3). Both are technology previews because they remain in pre-Version 1.0 states and have not undergone full testing, said Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation president.
Along with the new releases, Mozilla is adding end-user services in its quest to become more user-focused. It is offering Mozilla 1.5, Firebird and Thunderbird on a CD, in addition to software downloads.