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You might know it already that Mozilla releases its new version of Firefox, 3.5. Comes up with mountfull of features and introducing new ones. Check the release notes here:
As my administered network’s workstations are on openSuSe and Ubuntu, might give a few tips how to install in on those distros.
sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1/ Mozilla sudo zypper mr -r Mozilla sudo zypper up -r Mozilla
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is also available for previous version of OpenSuse, check the URL before the /openSUSE_11.1 for details.
There’s a better way than installing the deb package ATM, by installing the normal linux package installer from mozilla firefox website, download it from http://www.getfirefox.com
Then extract it to /opt or anywhere you wish, even in your our home folder.
# cd /opt
# cd mozilla
#tar -xjf ~/Desktop/firefox-3.5.tar.bz2
Take note of the current location of your compressed firefox-3.5 installer. replace the second line on my sample command.
If you wish to have it work globally for all user in your PC, change the current softlink on /usr/bin/firefox from firefox-3.0 to firefox-3.5. To do this, follow the commands below:
# cd /usr/bin
# rm firefox
# ln -s /opt/mozilla/firefox/firefox firefox
Then try it for the first time if all works as expected.