Installing FireFox4 in Ubuntu

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Posted on 23rd March 2011 by Krow in Browsers |Ubuntu

So now that Mozilla’s Firefox’s latest release has been released people who run Linux are wanting to get their hands on it. This is not a hard thing to do but still is confusing to some.

I hope that this post will help those who are searching for the help.

  1. Open a terminal and type the following commands
    • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install firefox ubufox

That is it. Start FireFox as you normally do. It will then check that the “Add-Ons” that you have installed are compatible. I have about half a dozen there were not compatible but the ones that I needed were (i.e. FireBug, DummyLipsum Generator, WebDeveloper, Read It Later etc.)

Hope this help. Please let me know what you think of the new version. So far I am liking it.

Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 – A Newbies Look

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Posted on 20th March 2010 by Krow in Miscellaneous |Setup or Configuration |Ubuntu

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The Ubuntu team has been working very hard (I am sure of it) and they have released their 1st beta Ubuntu 10.04 code named Lucid Lynx. It is only one day late according to their plans but still it is here. I have not been playing around with the Alpha releases but I have decided that I would play with the Betas as they become available.

With that said here is a list of features I have come to find out that are changed on 10.04. I have not been able to play with it yet because as I am writing this, I am installing it on another computer. (more…)

What's Coming In Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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Posted on 22nd January 2010 by Krow in Ubuntu

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Now that Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is out and stable I thought I would look into what is on the horizon for the next release of Ubuntu. There are a lot of questions that I have about the next release and I have found some solid answers, rumors and a lot of speculation as to what the next release will have.

Ubuntu has committed to have a regular release schedule. I came across a lot of mixed feelings about this idea/concept. Some people feel that this regular release gets in the way of how users see the distribution. Some users like to be on the edge of technology and what the developers have made for the release. Once people get used to that release it is about time for another release that uses new ideas and concepts.

On the other hand, Ubuntu wants to offer what they call a Long Term Support version (LTS). An LTS is released every two years. This is so that instead of jumping on every release, you can upgrade only when an LTS release comes out. LTS releases are supported by Ubuntu with security updates available for five years for servers and three years for desktops. The stability and longer life cycle of the LTS releases make them appealing to hardware makers and organizations that are rolling out large Ubuntu deployments.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx release will be the third LTS release just two years, as promised, after the last LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron. What this means for 10.04 is that with the increased focus on stability there won’t be a long list of new features.

So what is 10.04 going to have? Let me explain what I found out. (more…)