Thunderbird 3.1Final is released ! Quick install instructions for Linux

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Mozilla has released the version 3.1 of the Thunderbird mail client. This version comes with many improvements, the Message indexing is faster and provides users with faster search results, New Quick Filter Toolbar lets you filter against search terms, tags, starred messages, address book contacts, new emails, and attachments. For the new features we find a new Migration Assistant that gives Thunderbird 2 users a way to choose the new features in Thunderbird 3.1 or to keep their current features and settings, a new saved Files Manager, a new Mail Account Setup Wizard.

Thunderbird 3.1 is coming about seven months after the long-awaited release of Thunderbird 3.0.

Installation of Thunderbird 3.1 in Linux:

-For Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid and older versions of ubuntu, you can use ubuntuzilla.

First download and install ubuntuzilla then use this command to install thunderbird 

ubuntuzilla.py -a install -p thunderbird

You can also  download directly the .deb package from this link and install it (The new thunderbird allow you to update with one click from the help Menu so no need to a ppa to keep thunderbird updated)

- For all Linux distributions ( Including ubuntu) you can use this methode to install Thunderbird 3.1 :

wget -O – http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/latest-3.1/linux-i686/en-US/thunderbird-3.1.tar.bz2 | tar xj -C ~ | 
~/thunderbird/thunderbird

- For Download links of Thunderbird 3.1 for Linux click here

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