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Old 02-22-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
Dynamic Man
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Need help installing firefox 0.8

Hello linux community. I am a newbie to linux, and am atempting to learn more about it every day. Today i managed, through much hard work, to get my linux laptop on the internet, now i want to surf that net. But i am plagued by popups and i want them to STOP. So i attemped to download and install firefox 0.8 and i do not understand how to install it in linux. If someone could e-mail me to just tell me, that would be great.

my e-mail is :

much thanks.

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Old 02-22-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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well i think its a tar.gz file so first all you do is ..
--> NOTE <-- where i type filename replace it with the correct name of your file and directorys ....
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
cd filename
this will be the extracted folder from the above (should be just named firefox)....
./firefox to run it ...
Old 02-22-2004, 12:48 PM   #3
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I just double-clicked on the downloaded file in KDE and it uncompressed the file for me. I then dragged the folder that it uncompressed to a folder where I keep all of my installed apps (/opt).

Also, try downloading this version of Firefox

I was using the non-gtk2-xft version of Firefox and it made webpage fonts look like crap.

Good luck!


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