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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Install FireFox 5 on Linux Mint 9 LTS

If you’re still on Linux Mint 9 and want to try Firefox 5, then this tutorial will show you how.

First you need to open terminal. A "terminal" is a way of typing commands to the computer.

The easiest way to open the Terminal is to go to Applications menu - Accessories - Terminal.

It will look like this.

Next copy and paste follow commands in Terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/

sudo apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

The last thing you will see is

Configuration file `/etc/firefox/pref/firefox.js'

==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.

==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.

What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:

Y or I : install the package maintainer's version

N or O : keep your currently-installed version

D : show the differences between the versions

Z : background this process to examine the situation

The default action is to keep your current version.

*** firefox.js (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?

Note: This tutorial will work on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and 10.04 Lucid too.


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