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Firefox and Thunderbird: Beyond Browsing and Email by Peter D. Hipson

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Introduction

Maybe you are reading this in a book store, a library, or a friend’s house. Maybe this is your own copy of the book. If not, you should buy it.

Let’s take a quick look at Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird; the book; and what is inside for you.

The Mozilla Project

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was an idea: “Let’s connect computers together so they can share data.” Shortly thereafter the first network was born.

By 1992, the number of hosts on the Internet had grown, topping one million. Just a year before this, the first web server was created. In 1993 Mosaic was created, and a year later Mosaic Communications, which would later become Netscape Communications, was born.

As the Internet became more popular, the Web (and email) ...

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