Firefox 3 beta 5
Firefox 3 beta 5 is out and as always it’s incredibly easy to install it in ubuntu.
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.
Open a terminal (applications -> accessories) and enter this code.
wget -P ~ ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/3.0b5/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0b5.tar.bz2 && tar xjf ~/firefox-3.0b5.tar.bz2 -C ~
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 5
– Web browser
4. Delete the firefox-3.0b5.tar.bz2 in your home folder.
5. Restore plugins
Copy the plugins from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins to /home/username/firefox/plugins to get your plugins to work in firefox 3 beta 5.
It might be a good idea to not run firefox 2 at the same time as running ff 3 b5.
If that shouldn’t work you can always install it this way (change 3 to 5).