The company behind the most popular GNU/Linux operating system Canonical has finally decided to upgrade the Mozilla Thunderbird software after what seems like a long wait on all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.
There was a time when Thunderbird was the default Mail client for all available Ubuntu Linux based operating systems and users have been rigorously asking Canonical for the latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird mailing client and for some reason, the software company held back. For what seems like a very long time, version 45.x of the widely used open-source mail client was not compatible with recent Ubuntu releases.
It should be noted that there are indeed ways to run the Mozilla Thunderbird 45.0 or later on the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin) using the official PPA (Personal Package Archive) provided by the Mozilla team, but it is stuck at the Beta versions.
It would seem that the wait is over for those that were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new version of Thunderbird email client on any of the official Ubuntu flavours. The version 45.2.0 is now available with a number of fixes and new features.
With the anticipation maxed out for Mozilla Thunderbird on Linux, it is possible that a lot of users are going to download and install the software as soon as possible.