Install or Upgrade to Firefox in Ubuntu

All new Firefox 3.5 RC2 is released by mozilla team. Though it is still not recommended to install the latest release candidate from Firefox, this update is for those who can’t wait to test the much hyped Firefox 3.5. Take a look

Update: Firefox 3.5 is released! Install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu the easiest way.

  • Edit  /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following launchpad repo.

For Karmic

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main 

For Jaunty

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For Intrepid

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For Hardy

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Add the Launchpad PPA GPG key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 247510BE

Upgrade to Firefox 3.5RC2

Update:There has been a slight misunderstanding. If you have already installed Firefox 3.5 beta, simply do the following upgradation.

  • sudo apt-get update 
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

Install Firefox 3.5RC2

Update: If you dont have an installed verion of firefox 3.5, you need to install it altogether. Upgradation of existing stable version of Firefox wont work. If you don’t want that, wait for the official release of Firefox 3.5. Otherwise, do

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5

I still strongly recommend to wait until the official firefox 3.5 release. This is strictly for adventurers ­čśë

Get a preview on the brand new features that awaits you in Firefox 3.5. You will know why IE losing market share rapidly to firefox.

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