Friday, March 13, 2009

Firefox 3.1b for Ubuntu

I have been trying to limit the software that I install on my laptop running Ubuntu to that which is available in repositories, as opposed to manual installs or building it myself.  The main reason, is it is a hassle to keep up to date as software changes.

I was holding off installing the Firefox 3.1 beta, as I thought that I would have to download and manually install it.  This page describes the repository that has the latest Firefox 3.1 beta.  Once I configured that repository, all I had to do is run

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.1

 Everything is working great with this version of the browser, except that Google Gears is not compatible.  This just means that I will not be able to use the offline mode of several sites.  If I need that, I can always revert bact to Firefox 3.0.x.

1 comment:

  1. I have Ubuntu on my desktop. I'm wireless and cannot get it to go on the internet. So I'm forced to keep to my Windows XP system. Any suggest? Oh and btw - your grandma is on cloud 9! She says you've done her royal style! *smile*


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