Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin | Replace Thunderbird with Sylpheed?

Alok quantamcore at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 06:05:56 UTC 2011

I might add , how easy it is to to setup a google mail account with
thunderbird. I agree that the focus of xubuntu is no longer to be the most
lightweight *buntu, but to give the users a rich xfce experience without
being bloaty. And thunderbird may be slightly heavy, but it is not bloated.

On 7 November 2011 03:41, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
> On sunnuntai 06 marraskuu 2011, rYv3N wrote:
> > The package size alone is win for me. As well as memory use. I feel
> > thunderbird is very memory intense I actually use evolution, its alirght.
> "Feel" is completely inadequate when it comes to memory usage.
> You need to have actual numbers from both of the programs when
> they showing same amount of content, with similar options
> (POP vs. IMAP, number of accounts, folders etc).
> I'm fairly sure Thunderbird initial memory usage is larger because
> it's more portable and therefore re-implements things that Sylpheed
> uses from the OS.  However, more significant is how well they scale
> when the amount of mail increase.
> And as stated by others, besides size, there are other significant
> factors like maturity/stability, performance, security/support, how
> well program is localized and in general how easy to use it is.
>        - Eero
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