Postbox, the true alternative to the native emails apps, just got a facelift and I mean a facelift. This upgrade to version 2.5 is no minor tweaking here and there but more like an overhaul to its UI. New features includes –
- Fast 64-bit Support for Mac OS X – On the Mac, Postbox 2.5 is now running in 64-bit mode, which translates to faster startup, snappier interface elements, and quicker message loading.
- Vertical Thread Pane View – Postbox now supports a double-row Vertical Thread Pane View, which makes more efficient use of widescreen displays.
- Improved Vertical view
- Improved compose window
- Inline quick reply
- Enhanced font size controls
- Improved message view
- Improved unread indicators in folder and focus pane
- Added support for Redirect via the Message menu and toolbar button (you must add the toolbar button through the Customize Toolbar function).
- Added a toolbar icon to open and close the Inspector.
- Use Spotlight search to find messages by Topic keywords
- IMAP support for Yahoo! Mail
- Improved migration and account setup wizard on Mac OS X.
- Improve UI for add-ons manager, account setup wizards for RSS and Newsgroups on Mac OS X.
- Moved Search Options Panel button to within the Search Bar on Mac OS X.
- Attachment size should be visible in compose window
- Simplified “Insert Link” dialog in message compose and much more…
Been using the Postbox on both Mac and Windows and am loving it….well…. will check out Lion’s new Mail app too and see how they sized up. For now, I can say that the US$19.95 price tag is well worth it.
Source – Postbox
List price at HK$4,480 (US$574); import version’s price as low as HK$3,900 (US$500).
Source – MegaWhatTV
jkOnTheRun posted an article on how to downgrade the Windows Vista version of the HP 2133 Mini-Note to Windows XP, I’ve linked the instructions below from bsumpter over at notebookreview.com’s forum since Heyman just asked for it, hope it helps. Full thread on the post is linked here.
1) Plug in USB DVD / CD drive, insert WinXP disk.
2) Boot computer, hitting F9 at bootup to choose boot volume.
3) Choose your DVD / CD drive to boot from, then hit any key to boot from CD.
4) During XP setup, blow away all existing paritions (leave the small 400mb if you ever plan on reinstalling Suse Linux – I did not).
5) Format as NTFS – I used the “Quick” option as it takes forever the other way.
6) Install XP as normal from here forward.
7) Once installed, grab the Broadcom Ethernet driver and install it via CD or SD card:
8) Once you have a working NIC, connect to the internet, activate your copy of XP, and go to the “Windows Update”.
9) From Windows Update, choose “Custom” and install all of the hardware drivers it offers.
11) At this point, everything should be working except sound and HP Quicklaunch button support.
12) Download the KB888111 patch and install for the first part of the sound fix:
13) Download the Vista sound drivers for the Mini-Note from the HP website:
14) Run the install for the file above. It will unzip to a folder of your choosing, try to run, and then bomb because you don’t have Vista.
15) Go to Device Manager, double click on the “?” for sound device, choose Update Driver, and point it at the Vista driver folder unzipped by the above application.
16) At this point, you should have sound when finished.
17) Install the HP QuickLaunch button drivers (it’s under “Official Site 1”):
18) Ignore the popups for new hardware during this install – they will go away on their own.
19) Hit the “Start” button, click “Run”, then type “msconfig”.
20) Once inside msconfig, click the “Startup” tab on the right, and turn OFF “smax4pnp”.