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    Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    Hi All,

    I was wondering, will Firefox be upgraded to the latest release, 20.0, on Ubuntu 12.10? Or should I add the Firefox next PPA as described here:

    http://www.noobslab.com/2013/04/inst...in-ubuntu.html

    Sorry if that's a daft question, I've been away from Ubuntu for a long time and just getting back into again.

    Really liking it so far!

    Rob

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    That PPA is for the Firfox BETA.

    https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+...e/firefox-next

    It usually takes a couple of days before it shows up in the Ubuntu Software Updater.

    There is a good chance that the last BETA (20.0~b7+build1-0ubuntu0.) is the same as the Final of Firefox v20.0 but it is probably better to wait for it to show up through the regular channels.

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    Thanks, that's great, exactly what I needed to know.

    Out of interest, when is the cut off point for backports? I mean, once 13.04 is out, will new Firefox releases still get backported to 12.10?

    Rob

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    I think you will find that even in ubuntu 10.04, which is about to lose support next month for the desktop version, firefox is still being updated and will probably get FF 20 in a day or two.

    I believe this situation started once FF began its new quicker update schedule, and therefore the ppa for FF stable, which I used to use, became totally unnecessary.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    Wow!

    ...and what about the other 'major' apps like THunderbird, Libre Office etc? Do they all continue to get backported too?

    Rob

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by treb0r View Post
    Wow!

    ...and what about the other 'major' apps like THunderbird, Libre Office etc? Do they all continue to get backported too?

    Rob
    To get some of the Backport Updates you may need to enable it in the Software Sources...

    Screenshot from 2013-04-04 08:48:53.png

    Thunderbird is usually updated around the same time as Firefox.

    To get the latest Updates or version of LibreOffice it would probably be better to use the Official LibreOffice PPA...

    https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    To get the stable update of Firefox and ThunderBird a few days sooner, add the https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozill...y/+archive/ppa.

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    Firefox v20.0 is now Available in the Ubuntu Software Updater...

    Screenshot from 2013-04-04 12:19:01.png

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    Re: Firefox 20 on Ubuntu 12.10

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the informative and helpful replies.

    I'd forgotten that one of the best things about Ubuntu is the community

    Regards,

    Rob

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