Thunderbird 8, Lightning 1.0 now available for download

Right on the steps of Firefox 8, comes Thunderbird, based on the same underlying Gecko rendering engine, this update comes with a handful of  important enhancements:

  • Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
  • New Search and Find Shortcuts
  • Improved accessibility of the attachment list
  • Folder switching pane widget removed
  • Numerous platform fixes to stability
  • Fixed several security issues, including three critical ones

Lightning, the Thunderbird add-on that brings calendar capabilities has also reached 1.0 status, making it the perfect time for trying it.