IceCat 3.6 is released |Installation instructions for Ubuntu via PPA repository

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IceCat3.6 is released and is available for download. IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser, it is fully free software, as it removes the non-free Firefox artwork. The plugin finder service also offers only free plugins. IceCat includes additional security features, such as the option to block third party zero-length image files resulting in third part

cookie, also known as web bugs. GNU IceCat also provides warnings for URL redirection, when other sites rewrite the host name in links redirecting the user to another site, mainly to “spy” on clicks. When this behavior is detected, IceCat shows a message alerting the user.





Addons for Icecat you can find them on this link , For plugins are available on this link

Installation of IceCat

I- On Ubuntu

1- Add repositories

In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa
 For other versions of ubuntu  :

Open sources.list using the command :

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
 

and add the ppa bellow at the end of the file. You have to change YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE with your current version of ubuntu : hardy , intrepid, jaunty, karmic or lucid.

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnuzilla-team/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnuzilla-team/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main

2- Update and install

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install icecat

Now you should be able to use IceCat.

II- For other Linux distributions :

Download the latest IceCat version (icecat-3.6-386.tar.bz2 )

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