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Old 08-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hi I hace a eeepc701 and firefox says it os old.I have downloaded a more up to date o


Hi I am a newbie and wish to get a more up to date firefox.I downloaded firefox 23.0.1 tar.bz2 Is it the right one and where do I go to install it.I have the original xandros system on my eee Many thanks sopplayer
 
Old 08-28-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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Hi.
You will get better answers from an eeepc specific forum. The reason being that most users on this forum are using more recent distros.

The tarball you've downloaded is a source code package. You will have to build and compile it for your system. If you've never compiled anything before, this will be a tedious process. (but well worth the experience.)

Here is an article that can be used as a guide. (I have never used Xandros, so this is the best I can do, sorry)
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic....3b81cc0d683cd5
 
Old 08-28-2013, 02:54 AM   #3
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Because Xandros was originally based on Debian (it has been discontinued since 2006) I would install a lightweight version of Debian and then use the version of iceweasel (firefox) from Mozilla-Debian.
 
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:36 AM   #4
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Xandros has been discontinued, and Firefox 23.0 will probably not compile and run without updated libraries. Beyond that, you have probably missed a lot of security updates and such in the time since it was discontinued. You are *much* better off if you install a new distribution that is up to date and still supported, such as Debian as suggested.

Debian may not support your wireless card if you have one though, so you may want to check what wireless card you have (if there is one.) The command "sudo lspci | grep Network" should tell you that.
 
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #5
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For such an low-spec machine I would recommend to install antiX, which is aimed at such hardware and based on Debian. I personally run a trimmed down Slackware on it, but for an unexperienced user this might not be a good choice.
The wireless (Atheros) device should not be an issue on any somewhat recent distro.
 
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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I agree with the recommendation to update Xandros to a current distribution. I personally would simply recycle the EEE and get newer/better hardware, but if there are budget restrictions, AntiX is a very nice distro for low-end hardware.

To answer your specific question, a tar.bz2 file is simply an archive (like .zip in windows) so you extract it using whatever archive tool Xandros comes with (I don't know because I've never used Xandros) then, once the folder is extracted, navigate to it with your File Manager and double-click the Firefox binary inside (like .exe in windows). However, as mentioned above, it is possible that Xandros is too old to satisfy the requirements for the current Firefox... I really don't know. It is like asking "how do I bake a pie with rotten cherries?"

Perhaps it can be done, but the pie will taste better if you update to fresh cherries. Fortunately, Linux is like free cherries, so the only cost is your time/effort.
 
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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Anyways if you untar that file you donwloaded go to the newly created directory and look for a file called firefox and double click on it if you have everything required by mozilla then firefox will run.

Create a shortcut to that file on your launcher for easy access to it.

If it doesnt work then problably look into upgrade your OS as suggested on previous posts.

Good luck to you
 
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Hi I am a newbie and wish to get a more up to date firefox.I downloaded firefox 23.0.1 tar.bz2 Is it the right one and where do I go to install it.I have the original xandros system on my eee Many thanks sopplayer
Many thanks to all that repied,I will investigate all of you advice and act upon it
 
  


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