Firefox 3 beta 4
It’s not in the ubuntu repositories, but it’s pretty simple to install.
Follow the steps provided to install firefox 3 beta 4 on your pc.
It’s advised to back up your .mozilla/firefox folder located in your home directory so you can restore it if needed.
Press “ctrl + h” to view your hidden files.
Copy/paste this command in a terminal window (applications -> accesories)
wget -P ~ ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/3.0b4/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0b4.tar.bz2 && tar xjf ~/firefox-3.0b4.tar.bz2 -C ~
This will dowload firefox 3 beta 4 and extract that archive to your home directory.
Downloads are a bit slow (20-50 kbs) but the file is only a few mb. I guess there ftp server is getting allot of traffic.
3. Adding to menu
Go to “system -> preferences -> main menu”.
Left click the word “Internet” in the left colum.
Then press “new item” in the right colum of the window.
– Firefox 3 beta 4
– Web browser
4. Delete the firefox-3.0b4.tar.bz2 in your home folder.
5. Note on using beta 4
Close other firefox browsers before running firefox 3 beta 4.
After launching for it for the first time it will ask you to check for updates for you non beta 4 compliant add-ons.
And will then show you a “welcome” screen.