I'm a Linux newbie and I chose to use Slackware because I understand it to be the most UNIX like. (That's just what I heard not my own claim since I don't really know. I do understand that it isn't supposedly newbie friendly and I actually prefer it that way since the more I screw something up the better I learn what NOT to do.)
Now, I went with most of the default packages and Firefox 1.0.6 was installed and I downloaded the latest tar.gz which is 188.8.131.52 and I want to install this new version, but there is not a script or executable labeled install, ./install or whatever and there is also no RPM at least not obviously so to me. I have even run ./firefox at a konsole set to this extracted directory and it just opens the old version of Firefox. I ran the command that is listed on Mozilla's site to do the extraction and ended up extracting it to my home folder.
Am I correct in thinking that what I need to do is extract it to a currently existing firefox directory that holds the old installation for overwriting? Where would that be?
What should I be doing here?