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October 27, 2009

SeaMonkey 2.0 - The Modern Internet Suite is Here!

The SeaMonkey project at Mozilla is excited to release its completely refurbished next generation of the all-in one Internet suite today: SeaMonkey 2.0, now available for free download, melds the ideas behind Netscape Communicator with the modern platform of Firefox 3.5 to create one of the most compelling open source products for advanced Internet users.

The combination of an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, that has already established a wide user base in its previous incarnations, has been rebuilt on top of the modern Mozilla platform, featuring world-class add-on management among other things. In addition, it has been improved with feed support (including an RSS and Atom feed reader in the mail component), a modern look, restoration of browser tabs and windows after crashes or restarts, tabbed mail, automated updates, smart history search from the location bar, faster JavaScript, HTML5 features (for example video and downloadable fonts), and even support for the Lightning calendar add-on (which will issue a beta for installation on SeaMonkey 2.0 in the next few weeks).

The Release Notes feature more in-depth lists of the improvements and known issues with the new version as well as installation requirements and instructions. Find even more information on SeaMonkey 2.0 and the SeaMonkey project at seamonkey-project.org!

Posted by KaiRo at October 27, 2009 3:30 AM

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Many thanks to all for this new version.

Posted by: Ben at October 27, 2009 5:35 AM

No x86_64 build?

Posted by: Kelly Clowers at October 27, 2009 12:44 PM

Hi!, i´m traying to install seamonkey 2.0 on my pc but it´s say there was an error on setup.exe.
I´m use a slow machine with windows 98/Millennium, it´s for my os ? need to change to xp ?? thankyou!.

David Zamora

Posted by: David Zamora at October 27, 2009 10:15 PM

@Kelly:
There never were any official 64bit versions for any Mozilla product yet. The 32bit versions should just work fine. A contributed x86_64 build might become available soon, though.

@David:
As the release notes and the system requirements say, the minimum Windows version we support in 2.x is Windows 2000.

Posted by: Robert Kaiser at October 29, 2009 9:46 AM

@David Zamora

System requirements:

Operating Systems

* Windows 2000
* Windows XP
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7

Posted by: Ben at October 31, 2009 10:47 PM

Please bring the browser-only option back. Please.

Posted by: browser only at November 6, 2009 4:15 AM

I just upgraded my sea monkey to the new version. Composer worked fine and I think Save did also, but I can't seem to get the Publish function to work. I keep clicking on the button but nothing happens.

Posted by: Gloria at November 12, 2009 4:03 PM

Thank you! Using Mozilla daily since 0.9.x

Posted by: mike at November 16, 2009 1:38 AM

I love Seamonkey BUT may have to leave it as some of my critical pages won't load - See http://www.mcmaster.com an industrial supplier that I frequently purchase from. Firefox loads it fine.

Posted by: Ben at November 17, 2009 4:18 PM

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