The President's Message
by Tony Butka
After last month's presentation on the Mozilla family of browsers, email clients, and newsgroup readers, I got jazzed again about our favorite operating system. The truth is that Firebird and Thunderbird are proving to be first class alternatives to the Windows Internet Explorer / Outlook view of the universe, and they have the additional advantage of not getting caught up in all of the security holes built into Back Office Exchange Server and visual basic scripting. I have won more and more converts to the Mozilla cause even under Winx as folks get bitten by the nasty flood of virus/worms specializing in MS tools.
The other note is that as development of Mozilla shifts away from Visual Age C++ to GNU C tools, I think that the change will aid in porting other Unix/Linux software to OS/2 as well.
This month's INK column will be slightly delayed, since a number of members and readers have asked for a Mozilla/Firebird/Thunderbird tutorial. I've finished one, and it should be up on the web site this week. It's a little long but Carla said, "we like long!" So be it.
On a different note, our time of using the Fullerton Public Library as our meeting place has come to an end, so we are searching for another venue for the November meeting. Stay tuned, and we will be in touch just as soon as we have a new home.
See you next month, and if you have suggestions or comments, email me at
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