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Here's what I did:
% tar xvfz firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz
This creates the firefox-installer directory. The installation itself was done as root...
% su -
# cd /home/gavollink/firefox-installer/
This brings up a GUI installer ... I installed to /usr/local/firefox.
See above the permissions tweak that I had to do to get it to run as a user.
Now the cool thing (I'm using Gnome on Fedora Core 2 - your results may vary)... the first time I ran Firefox as a user, it asks if you want to set Firefox as your default browser. If you say yes, then the redhat-web icon on the menu/toolbar will launch firefox.