Install Thunderbird 17 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04, Xubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14/13
Thunderbird is an open source free cross-platform web based email, news and chat client application that is designed to handle multiple email accounts and news feeds.
On November 20, 2012 Mozilla team announced the release of Thunderbird 17. This new version comes with some cool features and they are:
Thunderbird 17 Features
- A Menu Button is now visible to new users by default.
- Tabs are now drawn in the title bar on Windows.
- RSS feeds can now be viewed in the Wide View Layout.
- Various bug fixes and improvements in performance.
- Various security fixes.
- Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported.
Check out more about what’s new features and known issues for Thunderbird 17 version at Thunderbird Release Note.
Installing Thunderbird 17
Use CTRL + ALT + T from the desktop to open terminal and add the Thunderbird repository under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04, Xubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 14/13.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
Next, update the system software packages using update command.
$ sudo apt-get update
Once you’ve updated the system, install it using the following command.
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Thunderbird 17 Preview
That’s it, you’ve successfully installed Thunderbird 17 under your systems. Thunderbird also available for other operating systems at thunderbird download page.