Firefox6.0 has been released! Installation instructions for Linux

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Mozilla is currently on schedule to release Firefox 6 on August 16th but it looks like the final version has already been signed off and is unofficially available on firefox iconMozilla’s servers.

 

Installation in Linux:

1- Download :

For 32 bit use this command to download firefox6.0

wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/6.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-6.0.tar.bz2

For 64 bit:

wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/6.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-6.0.tar.bz2

 2- Now extract and move the folder to /opt

tar xvjf firefox-6.0.tar.bz2
sudo cp -r firefox/ /opt/firefox
sudo rm firefox-6.0.tar.bz2
sudo rm -r firefox/

 

3- Make a  Symbolic  Link

“Backup” the old Firefox launcher:

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old

Create a symbolic link pointing to the new Firefox version:

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox6 /usr/bin/firefox

Now  you  can  start the  firefox

 

 

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