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    I have installed Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu 9.04 using the instructions set out on this website; http://www.kabatology.com/07/01/a-si...3-5-on-ubuntu/

    It work's perfectly, so feel free to give it a go. as Firefox 3.5 is faster than previous with new enhancements.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    I don't understand what the big brouhaha over the Shiretoko branding of Firefox 3.5 as available from some repos. A rose by any other name is still a rose! I've been using Firefox-3.5 in the guise of Shiretoko for a few days now and it's working flawlessly. Great work Mozilla!
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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    3.5 is old news to me. I tired of waiting for Ubuntu repos to adopt it so i added the firefox nightly build repo and I am on 3.6a lol.
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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    I personally prefer the one below, because is simpler, it installs in the /opt directory and automatically update the path for the Firefox launcher:

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinglinux View Post

    1 - Manual installation of fresh final releases from Mozilla

    For manual installation of fresh released final versions of Firefox, you can download the current Mozilla release version from Get Firefox site, saving it on your home directory, then run the commands below:

    Code:
    cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup
    sudo tar -jxvf firefox-*.tar.bz2 -C /opt
    rm firefox-*.tar.bz2
    sudo mv /opt/firefox/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins.backup
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins /opt/firefox/plugins
    sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/firefox
    sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
    Note: I recommend reading the original article at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/firefox, specially if you have installed previous versions of Firefox in the /opt directory.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Thanks folks. It worked for me. What gives with the fonts though? It does look horrible on my screen and the fonts appear very 'thin'. Can we do anything about that. My screen resolution is set at 1280 x 960.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Quote Originally Posted by cmost View Post
    I don't understand what the big brouhaha over the Shiretoko branding of Firefox 3.5 as available from some repos. A rose by any other name is still a rose! I've been using Firefox-3.5 in the guise of Shiretoko for a few days now and it's working flawlessly. Great work Mozilla!
    I'm pretty sure the problem is that the 9.04 repository is still using beta 4. Why hasn't it been updated to final version? It's using a 3 month old version!

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/firefox-3.5
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/firefox-3.5

    So people using jaunty, have no official way to use 3.5. They have to add a new repository or download from mozilla. Ubuntu official repository has not been updated in 3 months. And I see no reason why it has not been updated to final version when they released final version for karmic.

    I'm not saying 3.0.x should be upgraded to 3.5, I'm talking about the 3.5 that was always in jaunty repos. It has been updated for karmic, why not update the beta4 to final release in jaunty?

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Quote Originally Posted by cmost View Post
    I don't understand what the big brouhaha over the Shiretoko branding of Firefox 3.5 as available from some repos. A rose by any other name is still a rose! I've been using Firefox-3.5 in the guise of Shiretoko for a few days now and it's working flawlessly. Great work Mozilla!
    It's like calling Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jackson. He may sounds the same, but it's weird.

    It's the reason I've not upgraded yet.

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    Re: Installing Firefox 3.5 - NOT shiretoko

    Quote Originally Posted by oobuntoo View Post
    It's like calling Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jackson. He may sounds the same, but it's weird.

    It's the reason I've not upgraded yet.


    You can manually install the official version, with Firefox brand. Check the method 1 from the "Install Other Versions" section of the Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread.

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