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Mozilla launches SeaMonkey 2.0 RC1 internet suite

SeaMonkey 2.0 RC1
Mozilla's SeaMonkey is a utility that bundles a whole slew of internet activities into one application. It's a web browser, email application, IRC client, and an HTML editor. And it's inching toward version 2.0. Mozilla pushed out SeaMonkey 2.0 Release Candidate 1 this weekend.

If the concept of an all-in-one internet app sounds familiar, that's because that's what Mozilla originally did, in the days before there was a Firefox web browser or Thunderbird internet client. While development of that first Mozilla application stopped long ago, SeaMonkey brings the idea back to life.

I first looked at version 2.0 back when it was still in beta this summer. The release candidate build features a number of bug fixes and is generally more stable than the beta. It also feature the ability to reopen closed browser windows, delete/cut bookmarks from the bookmark search view, and it features a Thunderbird-style tabbed mail client.

There's also a long list of new features since SeaMonkey 1, including support for RSS and Atom feeds in the MailNews component, an improved password manager, an updated web page rendering engine, customizable toolbars in MailNews, and a web browser component that behaves more like Firefox.

SeaMonkey is an open source, cross-platform application that's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Tags: mozilla, seamonkey, seamonkey-2.0, seamonkey-2.0-rc1, web-browsers

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