Originally posted by Azmeen
Anyway, for those who mentioned the user-friendlessness of certain Linux apps... please voice your opinions to the creators of the apps... and yeah, KDE and Gnome are apps too, and both have their respective dev teams.
Another thing, this thread has gone way offtopic from its original intentions
Well said, future guru. IMHO the whole forum is one giant digression. But your post has reminded me of the neccessity of being constructive, so here is my attempt.
If you want to use the latest version of Mozilla, forget the RPM's. It is easier both to install and delete versions of Mozilla using their excellent gzipped files. I really think the performance is better too.
- First, export all your bookmarks
- Next, remove the Mozilla RPM using your gnorpm program.
- Next, download the latest version of Mozilla. Mozilla Firebird is pretty good too, if you are looking for a leaner, meaner and faster browser.
- Next unpack and untar the gzipped file. I know you can do it in one step, but this works too:
tar xvf Mozilla-whatever.tar
Maybe now would be a good idea to switch to root user in console mode.
switch to the Mozilla-whatever directory and follow the instructions in the readme file.
The program automatically installs to /usr/local/mozilla. The bonus is that if you want to upgrade in future, then just delete the directory. You may have to delete the hidden /home/user/.mozilla file before running the new program. If you can't find it, then you will have to change the settings in Konqueror to show all the hidden files.
If you want a desktop shortcut, just right-click on the KDE screen and select 'create new link to application.' Browse to /usr/local/mozilla and select the mozilla with the gear icon. You can select an icon for the desktop by clicking on the icon under 'General'.
This is the way I use Mozilla and have been quite happy with it.