There have been many folks here who've expressed an interest lately in running this new "open-source" web browser from a company called Mozilla, named "Firefox," but you don't want to have to be saddled with running Windows just for the benefit of it. Well...
Fear no more, ladies and gentlemen, for I, the legendary MikeTheC will show you how!
Some of you may now be saying "Well, yeah, I know I can run 'Wine' but that's a kludge. I'm running Ubuntu and I don't want to have to support a Win32 environment on my system." Alright, no problem.
Others of you may be thinking, "I don't want to have to track down the source code -- does Mozilla even use svn? -- and then have to sit there, compile it, and hope to high heaven that Mitchell Baker's people worked all the bugs out."
Have you wanted to surf the web, free of viruses and worms? Do you want that tabbed browsing experience you've only ever dreamed of? How about being able to re-skin the browser and add other search systems?
But wait, there's more!
Do you feel bogged down by banner ads as you surf for porn news and information? Do you hate having to deal with pop-ups and other annoying ways for advertisers to get you to look at naked women get you to spend your hard-earned money? Well then, fear no more!
In three easy steps, I'll show you that running Firefox on Ubuntu linux is, in fact, all fun-n-games!
Step 1: Go to your "Applications" menu.
Step 2: Go to your "Internet" sub-menu.
Step 3: Click on "Firefox".
Yes, that's right! Firefox actually comes bundled with your favorite distribution of Linux, fully compiled and ready to take you on a web-surfing adventure!
Firefox. Safe web surfing for the rest of us.
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