2 Ways To Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10

Firefox 3.6 has been released yesterday and its one of the best releases in terms of the new features added.

Earlier firefox versions crashed or created usability problems while integrating with third part apps. For instance, the yahoo toolbar disabled the right click context menu. The new version makes it easier for third party software and toolbars to prevent these issues.

Firefox 3.6 is available in almost 70 languages. Get a Hindi version from here.

The new version comes with an improved personas integration, so that you can change the appearance of the browser in single click.

There are many more improvements and you can check the details at the release page. Let me now show you how you can install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10. Both the methods keep the earlier version of Firefox, instead of rewriting it. Although version 3.6 is made default.

Manual Installation

1. Download Firefox 3.6.

2. Assuming that you downloaded firefox in ~/Folder1, open terminal and run the following two commands,

sudo tar -C /opt/ -xf ~/Folder1/firefox-3.6.tar.bz2

sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

That’s it. Now just start firefox (if its already running, just restart it), you’ll get firefox 3.6.

Installation from PPA

1. First, add the mozilla-daily PPA in the repository list. To do that, use the following command,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa

2. Now update the software list,

sudo apt-get update

3. Once the software list is updated, install firefox 3.6 using,

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

That’s it.

Please use the comments form below if you have any queries regarding the installation process.

1 thought on “2 Ways To Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10”

  1. another simple way is by using ubuntu software centre,and also my personal opinion is chrome is better than firefox.. starting up of firefox is very slow compared with chrome

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