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Old 11-02-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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How to install Firefox 2.0 (doesn't appear in adept)

I was wondering how I would upgrade to Firefox 2.0. I have, and I did an update and a full upgrade in adept, but it still only offers 1.5. Should I install it via the command line from the .tar.gz file from If so, should I uninstall Firefox 1.5?

Old 11-02-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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Leave Firefox 1.5 as it is and install Firefox 2 from the tar.gz file. You can put the extracted directory in your home directory or /opt and then edit your Firefox launchers so that they point to the executable of the new version of Firefox.


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