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I know that before I post that I have to search for similar topic. Well, I did and I read and read but still stuck. I am new to Linux. I just finish installing Fedora 6. Everything is fine. I want to use the latest version of Firefox. I was able to download it but I don't know how to install it. All the reading didn't help that much. Is there a step by step instructions or something. Please help. In turn I might be able to help someone else. Thanks in advance.
If you downloaded the Firefox 2 gzipped package from mozilla.org, simple right click on it and select "extract here". Once thats done, you can run firefox by entering the extracted directory and click on a script thats named "firefox".
I clicked on 'firefox' and it gave me four choices...two of the four choices were: run on terminal, and run. I tried both of them, it ran like it was extracting someting and then nothing else happen. I take some screenshot but don't know how to display it in this forum.
When you extract it, it will give you a directory called firefox. It's up to you to know where you extracted that TO. Within that directory, there is an executable "firefox". You run that executable to run firefox. On my system, I put the directory in "/usr/lib" and it can be accessed by all users. You will also need to install "libstdc++5" in order to run it.
Thank you so much for all your help. I'll bookmark this page for future reference. I noticed something between the windows version and the Linux...the windows version has tools--->options while the Linux version has tools--->clear private data...Why is that? What's the difference...Does Linux cache cookies and temporary internet files? Sorry, I'm still learning. Thanks again for your help.