Friday, July 3, 2009

Quick Firefox 3.5 Installation Guide

10 simple steps to install Firefox 3.5 on your Linux PC

1. Download the Firefox 3.5 from here

For example, on my Linux PC, I have downloaded Firefox 3.5 (firefox-3.5.tar.bz2) in my Download folder:

[rakesh@debian Download]$ ls

2. Make a folder (e.g. for me, install) in your home

[rakesh@debian ~]$ mkdir install

3. Move firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 from your gnome Desktop or Download folder to install folder (the folder where you have downloaded firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 file)

[rakesh@debian ~]$ mv /home/rakesh/Download/firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 install/

4. Goto the install folder

[rakesh@debian ~]$ cd install/
[rakesh@debian install]$ ls

5. Extract firefox-3.5.tar.bz2 file

[rakesh@debian install]$ tar -xvf firefox-3.5.tar.bz2

6. Goto firefox folder

[rakesh@debian ]$ cd firefox
[rakesh@debian firefox]$ pwd

7. Make a symbolic link to launch Firefox 3.5

[rakesh@debian firefox]$ ln -s /home/rakesh/install/firefox/firefox ~/Desktop/Firefox3.5

8. Make it (Firefox 3.5) executable

[rakesh@debian firefox]$ chmod +x ~/Desktop/Firefox3.5

To open Firefox, from the command line you would type: firefox &

[rakesh@debian firefox]$ firefox &

If steps 7 and 8 do not work for you then follow an alternative option at step 9

9. Goto your gnome Desktop and

a) Right click on the gnome Desktop and
b) select the Create Launcher... option
c) click the button labeled Basic
d) type in "Name:" field : Firefox 3.5
e) type in "Command:" field: /home/rakesh/install/firefox/firefox
f) type in "Comment:" field: Firefox 3.5
g) now click Close button

10. You will see a Firfox 3.5 logo on your Desktop and just click the logo to launch Firefox 3.5 and browser the web.

Enjoy Firefox 3.5 ... :)

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