Downloading Firefox, or burning a CD & installing Firefox from the CD
I like to read German newspapers and occasionally have to look up a word. I used to have a nifty add-on in Firefox that let me 'select' the word, click the scroll wheel on the mouse and up popped the translation. Alas, some upgrade removed it and I have been unable to find it.
I thought I found a replacement called "REVERSO". This gave me a translation fast enough & I foolishly installed it into Firefox. It turned out to be as aggressive as can be, logging everything I did and keeping a history that was not easy to turn off. I found out that this is a program that uses MS search engine "BING". (In effect I had downloaded a search engine inside of a search engine) I tried everything to remove it and couldn't. I even un-installed it using Synaptic Pkg Mgr and re-installed it. Finally, I removed the entire Pkg from the OS.
I have a disk that has Ubuntu 11.10 on it and I'm sure it has Firefox. The trouble is, I don't know if I can copy Firefox from it to my computer or will I need to use my spare computer to get and burn an iso of firefox and somehow install it from the cd drive.
Sorry for being so wordy.