I have downloaded Firefox version 8.0 file from mozilla ftp/web site. The name of file is firefox-8.0.tar.bz2. How do I install firefox-8.0.tar.bz2 in Linux? What about my old bookmarks and add-ons. I am going to lose them?
Q. My Firefox version is 22.214.171.124 and I’d like to update the same to latest version. How do I upgrade my Firefox on Linux?
A. You can easily upgrade firefox on Linux.
Please note that 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.
Update Firefox on Ubuntu / Debian Linux
You can use APT package handling utility i.e. apt-get command. You can also use a GUI package tool called Update Manager:
Just type the following two commands at terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox
You can also use GUI tool: Click on System > Administration > Update Manger > Click on Check button see for updates
Update Firefox on Fedora / Redhat / CentOS Linux
Use yum tool or gui tool for the same purpose:
# yum update
# yum update firefox
Update firefox from official Mozilla site
You can download firefox from official website. Just follow these firefox installation instructions.
Q. Can you give me FTP site address at osuosl, so that I can download Linux ISO and other software?
A. The Open Source Lab (osuosl) facilitates open source communities and the development and distribution of Open Source Software (OSS). They provide hosting projects and developing software via their web site. The Open Source Lab is a group at Oregon State University dedicated to supporting and developing Open Source software. A wide range of projects are hosted at the lab including Gentoo, Mozilla, Debian, Freenode etc.
osuosl FTP site
Visit ftp site to download Ubuntu, Apache, Slackware, Gentoo, and other OSS software.
Q.I’m Ubuntu Linux user and I’d like to keep backup of my email and mail settings. How do I backup Thunderbird mail and profile under any Linux distribution?