Q. I would like to install latest and greatest Mozilla thunderbird mail client under Linux.
How do I download and install the same to read emails?
A. Mozilla’s Thunderbird 2 email application is more powerful than ever. Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need. It is the best mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support.
Download Thunderbird to your Linux desktop
=> Visit this site to download Thunderbird
Thunderbird 2.0 installation – Just untar file and install it
Let us say you would like to install thunderbird in your own home directory called /home/jerry/. Open X terminal and type following command.
Copy your downloaded file to /home/tom/ and untar it:
$ cp /home/tom/Desktop/thunderbird-220.127.116.11.tar.gz .
$ tar -zxvf thunderbird-18.104.22.168.tar.gz
Now software was installed. To start Thunderbird mail client, enter:
$ cd thunderbird
How do I install thunderbird for everyone?
Install thunderbird in /opt directory. Login as root user:
# cd /opt
# mkdir thunderbird
# cd thunderbird
# cp /home/tom/Desktop/thunderbird-22.214.171.124.tar.gz .
# tar -zxvf thunderbird-126.96.36.199.tar.gz
To start thunderbird, enter:
$ /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird &
How do I create thunderbird icon on my desktop?
Right click on your Linux desktop
Select Create Launcher
Fill the details as follows:
- Set name to : Thunderbird
- Set command to : /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird
- Set comment to : My Email Client
- Hit OK to create an ICON
A note about Ubuntu / Debian Linux user
If you are using Ubuntu / Debian Linux, open terminal and type the following command to install thunderbird:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Q. I have downloaded firefox file from mozilla web site to my Linux desktop system. The name of file is firefox-2.0.tar.gz. How do I install firefox-2.0.tar.gz in Fedora Core Linux? Please provide me step by step instructions for the same. What about my old bookmarks and add-ons. I am going to lose them?
A. Update: FireFox version 3.0 has been released and it is recommended that you install Firefox 3.0 under any Linux distribution.
Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source, cross-platform graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation and hundreds of volunteers. Installing Firefox 2 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available.
Installing firefox on Linux
Just use following instructions to download and install Firefox.
Download firefox to your Linux desktop
=> Visit this site to download firefox
Firefox 2.0 installation – Just untar file and install it
Let us say you would like to install firefox in your own home directory called /home/tom/firefox
$ mkdir /home/tom/firefox
$ cd /home/tom/firefox
Copy your files to /home/tom/firefox and untar it:
$ cp /home/tom/Desktop/firefox-188.8.131.52.tar.gz .
$ tar -zxvf firefox-184.108.40.206.tar.gz
And you are done. Start firefox:
$ /home/tom/firefox/firefox &
How do I install firefox for everyone?
Install Firefox in /opt directory. Login as root user:
# cd /opt
# mkdir firefox
# cd firefox
# cp /home/tom/Desktop/firefox-220.127.116.11.tar.gz .
# tar -zxvf firefox-18.104.22.168.tar.gz
To start firefox:
$ /opt/firefox/firefox &
You can also create a shortcut from your own desktop :)
What about my bookmarks and browsing history – Am I going to lose them?
You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available.