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How to Install Firefox 5 on Ubuntu Debian Linux, and other Linux Distribution

by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes)

Steps on How to Install Firefox 5 on Linux Distribution

1. Open your web browser (Firefox or alike), then go to Mozilla Firefox Official Website, and then download the latest firefox. I put it in my folder downloads e.g. (/home/rjdreyes/Downloads).
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2. After the download, extract Firefox compress file firefox-5.0.tar.bz2,
e.g. [email protected]:~/Downloads$ tar xjf firefox-5.0.tar.bz2
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or right click the file, then choose to extract here.
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3. Backup the previous installed firefox (In case you want to used it again), used this command. On terminal, whatever directory is, just type :

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old

you can later used the old firefox version, by creating a launcher pointing to usr/bin/firefox-old
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Right click at your desktop, create launcher, then type Name (e.g. Firefox-Old), Command (usr/bin/firefox-old), then press Ok to create the shortcut on to the desktop.

(If you dont want to put a backup just ignore this and proceed to next one.)

4. Remove first the previous installed, (by the way the old version still installed), you can found it at /opt directory (go to file system, you will see the opt directory).

To remove the directory of the previous firefox installed, type the command:

e.g. [email protected]:~/Downloads$ sudo rm -r /opt/firefox

At Downloads directory or where you extract firefox, type the following command to move the new firefox.
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e.g. [email protected]:~/Downloads$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox

5. To create shortcut for the new firefox, creating launcher at your desktop.
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Right click at your desktop, create launcher, then type Name (e.g. Firefox-Latest), Command (firefox %u), then press Ok to create the shortcut on to the desktop.

Links :
Download Firefox Latest Version Official Site

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