September 16, 2009

How to upgrade to Firefox v3.5

How to Install or Upgrade to Firefox 3.5 RC2 in Ubuntu( Karmic, Jaunty, Intrepid, Hardy )
Firefox v3.5 is about 3 times faster than v3.0 due to competition from Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari browsers.

All new Firefox 3.5 RC2 is released by mozilla team. Though it is still not recommended to install the latest release candidate from Firefox, this update is for those who can't wait to test the much hyped Firefox 3.5. Take a look

Update: Firefox 3.5 is released! Install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu the easiest way.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following launchpad repo.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For Karmic v9.10

deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

For Jaunty v9.04

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

For Intrepid v8.10

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For Hardy v8.04

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Add the Launchpad PPA GPG key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 247510BE

Install Firefox 3.5RC2

Update: If you dont have an installed verion of firefox 3.5, you need to install it altogether. Upgradation of existing stable version of Firefox wont work. If you don't want that, wait for the official release of Firefox 3.5. Otherwise, do

* sudo apt-get update
* sudo apt-get install firefox-3.5

From the Synaptic Manager, update/reload programs, search for XULRUNNER v1.9.1 and install.

From the Synaptic Manager, update/reload programs, search for Firefox v3.5 and install.

Get a preview on the brand new features that awaits you in Firefox 3.5. You will know why IE losing market share rapidly to firefox.