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Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris Operating System
Increased Functionality, Stability, Performance
August 4, 2003,
Volume 66, Issue 1

MozillaTM 1.2.1 for the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS) is now available. It includes the Browser, Mail, Composer and ChatZilla. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has been replaced with ChatZilla, an Internet Relay Chat Client (IRC). With Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS, users can surf the Web, communicate with colleagues, participate in discussion groups and create dynamic Web pages. Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS is free; there are no licensing fees.

Some enhanced user tools include zooming text, URL auto-completion and the collection of names for the address book based on emails. Users can share email folders with team members. Security features include the ability to connect to an LDAP server using SSL. P3P Privacy Policy Viewer lets you locate and view the privacy policies of P3P compliant sites. Users also get security options with Password Manager, Master Password, Cookie Manager and P3P Privacy Policy Viewer.

JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM) version 1.4 has been integrated, enabling users to access and run any JavaTM technology application from the browser. Mozilla 1.2.1 runs on Solaris OS, Linux, Mac and Windows platforms. Language support has been expanded to meet the business needs of a global marketplace. Users can switch to a different language instantly and view Web pages or emails in different languages.

New Features for the Browser:

  • Start the browser with several Web sites at the same time with the Group Bookmarks feature

  • Tabbed browsing gives users a convenient way of viewing multiple Web sites

  • Quick navigation with the Type Ahead feature which matches the text in one or more links on the Web page

  • Search for any text a user highlights

  • Add customized icons to the toolbar

  • Improved keyboard navigation and stability over NetscapeTM 7.0

New Features for Mail:

  • Messages can be filtered after they have been received in the inbox or other folders

  • All filter actions can be viewed with Filter Logging

  • A spell checker based on open source

New Features for the Enterprise:

  • Systems administrators can customize temporary file location settings

  • Keyboard navigation and theme support for GNOME 2.0 Phase I Accessibility

Mozilla 1.2.1 is based on open source and leverages Mozilla's technologies such as GECKO, a fully standards-compliant layout engine. Web pages look better with Mozilla 1.2.1 because GECKO allows users to view all the latest, eye-pleasing special effects, graphics and styles that Web developers include in their sites.

Starting up Mozilla 1.2.1 begins with the profile migration screens to enable users to copy their preferences and bookmarks. A patch check also runs, recommending which patches to install. Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS is covered by Sun Services' support offerings for the Solaris OS.

Customers moving from Netscape 4.7x, 6.x and 7.0 get free upgrades. To download Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS, see:

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/browser "

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