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    Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    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.

    No squirrels were harmed in the making of this advertisement.
    Have you ever found something in the second-to-last place you looked?
    If it seems like I am ignoring you, perhaps I am.
    world:~ mike$ rm -f /earth/united_states/washington/redmond/M$ █

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tipped OuT View Post
    What the...?
    I know, it's incredible, isn't it? Just check out your menus for yourself!
    Have you ever found something in the second-to-last place you looked?
    If it seems like I am ignoring you, perhaps I am.
    world:~ mike$ rm -f /earth/united_states/washington/redmond/M$ █

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    Coming soon to an Ubuntu near you:

    They said it would never be made...

    They said it would be banned...

    They said it was a rudimentary feature on just about every other operating system...


    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damne, Dolph Lundgren, Stephen Segal and every other out-of-work tough guy from the 90's...

    This summer, prepare for:

    libdvdcss support

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    You got to try it! Seriously!

    Seriously!

    Hacked! OMG, something has control of me... help, help!

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    Allow me to ruin the joke for a moment by linking to this:
    http://www.tuxradar.com/content/brow...-linux-firefox
    He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
    -Thomas Paine

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tipped OuT View Post
    Am I getting Punk'D or something, website being hacked??
    No, dude. It's really true!!!

    But I know the mantra... "Pics, or it never happened." Well, here's a screen shot of it running, honest-to-God, natively on my Ubuntu system! Check it out!

    Have you ever found something in the second-to-last place you looked?
    If it seems like I am ignoring you, perhaps I am.
    world:~ mike$ rm -f /earth/united_states/washington/redmond/M$ █

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    why is this tagged "safari on linux?"?

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    Re: Run Firefox on Ubuntu *without* Wine...

    MikeTheC for president! Yay!

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