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Firefox 3 portable is a fully functional optimized package for use on a USB pen drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch between home and usb pen version. I always use FF portable version while travling or from cybercafe computer. It leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go.

Download FireFox 3 Portable USB Pen / Device Friendly Version

On a related news Mozilla estimated that more than 3 million times downloads just four hours after Firefox's official launch. Almost 5,000 and 14,000 downloads per minute. :)

USB devices are quite common these days. I've digital cam, Pen drive, external hard disk, mouse and other stuff. So how do I tell what hardware is connected via USB to my Linux desktop?

lsusb is a utility for displaying information about USB buses in the system and the devices connected to them. To make use of all the features of this program, you need to have a Linux kernel which supports the /proc/bus/usb interface.

-v command option is very informative. It tells lsusb to be verbose and display detailed information about the devices shown. This includes configuration descriptors for the device’s current speed. Class descriptors will be shown, when available, for USB device classes including hub, audio, HID, communications, and chipcard.

lsusb command Examples

lsusb -t
lsusb -v