The issue with upgrading Firefox is no longer an issue ... but! the issue with installing Tarballs rumbles on. I have followed the instructions that have been recommended by users, and tried methods that I discovered when searching for answers, and I still cannot install a Tarball. Obviously I am doing something wrong. Regardless of what I try, I keep getting the same answer, "No such directory, or file."
Question; Does it make any difference that I download everything onto my desktop?
At first I thought the problem was me, but having looked around at all the queries regarding the installation of Tarballs I realize that this is a common problem as there are literally hundreds of (new, and not so new) users who are having difficulty with these installations.
Now I know that there are some really competent Linux users out there in the community ... wouldn't it be to everyones advantage to create a "How to" that really works and is easy to follow?
Listening to my friends chatting on the subject of Linux, the difficulty of these tasks is what puts people off moving to the Linux platform. Microsoft must rub their hands together in glee, knowing that their user friendly platform is what keeps people with them.
So come on you experts, put a page up on the boards and make Linux the most user friendliest Operating System out there ... please