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Firefox and Thunderbird Garage

Master the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client in no time By David James Rockingham III

Firefox & Thunderbird Garage
Firefox & Thunderbird Garage by Chris Hofmann, Marcia Knous, John Hedtke. Click image to purchase the book.
In the early days of the web, there was only two main browsers available which was Netscapes Navigator and Microsofts Internet Explorer. While Explorer managed to gain the majority of web surfers over time, a new browser was in the works from the folks at Mozilla.

Mozilla's Firefox is an open source web browser and even though this browser has only recently released an official 1.0 version, they have quickly managed to cut into Internet Explorers market share. While this is a positive sign for the upstart Firefox, theres still a long way to go before they become a real threat to IEs dominance.

Changing browsers and email clients isnt such an easy thing to do because there are compatibility and functionality issues that would need to be addressed but once you've tried Firefox and its email companion Thunderbird, those issues may not seem like an issue at all. With the Firefox & Thunderbird Garage as your guide, you'll get up to speed on the programs and its cool features in no time.

Whats in the book
The book is broken down into two sections. One is for Firefox and the other for Thunderbird. Now lets take a look at whats inside the book.

Part one on Firefox has eight parts covering topics such as getting started using Firefox, how to protect yourself using Firefox, how to perform a search, how to avoid internet nuisances, creating bookmarks and utilizing the browsers history, customizing Firefox using third part extensions and themes (very cool concept), using tabbed browsing and even learn how to manage your personal blog using Firefox extensions (another great addition).

Part two deals with the Thunderbird email client. Covering topics such as setting up your email account (of course), creating spam filters, customizing Thunderbird, how to receive RSS feeds and newsgroups and more.

Firefox & Thunderbird Garage
Screenshot of the Firefox web browser. Click image to purchase Firefox & Thunderbird Garage book.

Thunderbirds interface will remind you of Outlook Express but with number of new features. One of the coolest features in Thunderbird is its ability to handle RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. In case you were unfamiliar with RSS, these feeds allow people to receive the latest headlines in their RSS program (Thunderbird itself in this case). Combining email, RSS and newsgroup access from one program makes this program worth a try. Instead of having to open multiple programs to handle these tasks, you can just use Thunderbird.

The Firefox & Thunderbird Garage book offers plenty to the average user. If youre one of those people who enjoy learning things thoroughly, then this book is for you. To get the most from your web surfing experience using these programs, Firefox & Thunderbird Garage will help you master these programs in no time.


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