I’ve always been a fan of Netscape, but at the same time I never liked the Communicator idea - everything in one package. I don’t have a one piece stereo either, I’m just not that kind of guy. The Phoenix webbrowser is just right for me, it’s fast and lightweight and does not bring anything else down with it if something goes wrong. If Mozilla blows up it takes the mail session with it. If, using Windows, IE blows up everything is gone, reboot and grab a coffee.

It was therefore a pleasure to see the announcement of Thunderbird which is the mail client version of Phoenix. I have always preferred the Netscape mail client so this is truly good news. Now, if somebody could fix a Palm address book integration to go with it, I’m would be incredibly happy.