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Installing Firefox 4 on Ubuntu

Mozilla firefox 4 is available now for linux.Its new look and features are really great,that many non firefox users too are migrating to the new firefox.But many ubuntu users feel it tricky to install the downloaded package.So i decided to simplify their work.Ubuntu users using 10.4 (lucid lynx) and 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)Here are two ways to install firefox through terminal and through software center.Both are easy if the following steps are followed.

 

Installing firefox Through terminal:

Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and enter the following commands carefully,

  1. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install firefox

Installing firefox through Software center (GUI) :

Start Ubuntu Software Center. Go to Edit > Software Sources and click the ‘Other Software’ tab. Press ‘Add’ and then add the PPA ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable.

After that you need to update sources. So go to System > Administration > Update Manager to perform an upgrade.

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4 comments
Arjun
Arjun

The Command to enter Teminal is worng.

It's Applications>Accessories>Terminal

You've given as Applications>Terminal

Denise Gabbard@WriteandGetPaid
Denise Gabbard@WriteandGetPaid

Hi Tharun-- Great site! Found you on linkreferral, and was interested to see this post. I currently use Firefox on XP-- but have heard that Linux is much more stable and reliable. What do you think? Is there an advantage to it?

Tharun
Tharun

Sorry...I've changed it now...

Tharun
Tharun

Ya,sure it has a lot of advantages over XP.First of all It is free.you can get your free CD shipped to your doorstep at http://shipit.ubuntu.com .It is virus free.Open source, so you get the advantage to modify anything.A huge repository of softwares free for ubuntu.Faster log in and log off,Os crashing is very rare.Regular free updates and upgrades,a lot more...Use it to know it better.But moving from XP to Ubuntu you may first feel strange and insecure.But once you get used to it,I bet you wont go back to XP again ;)