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    How do I update Firefox

    I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Firefox 11.0. I downloaded Firefox 19.0 tar.gz which after untaring has a bunch of files, but nothing to explain how to install it. Anyone know how? Thanks.

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    Re: How do I update Firefox

    Hi:

    Generally when you untar there should be a 'Read Me' or a 'Install" file to help you-

    These are good instructions. Try this:

    http://www.libre-software.net/how-to...ntu-linux-mint

    Download for linux is on the left and if you start over put it in you Downloads directory and than cd-
    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/

    Hope this helps
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    Re: How do I update Firefox

    If you were not using an end of life Ubuntu you would recieve the latest firefox automatically.

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    Re: How do I update Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    If you were not using an end of life Ubuntu you would recieve the latest firefox automatically.
    exactly!




    furthermore you can try to add the PPA.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
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    Re: How do I update Firefox

    Agreed yet; Jacatone must have his reason:-

    Perhaps he will elaborate:~$
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


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    Re: How do I update Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
    I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Firefox 11.0. I downloaded Firefox 19.0 tar.gz which after untaring has a bunch of files, but nothing to explain how to install it. Anyone know how? Thanks.
    The Firefox you download from Mozilla's website is a precompiled package. Extract it and run the sh file inside.

    Then again, if you're using a supported version of Ubuntu, then you'll be given the latest version automatically. You really should upgrade, since 10.10 is unsupported and can cause problems.

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