It's best not to try it out for production servers/desktops, it's not done yet, i.e. when I installed it, some applications were missing. Some of the most important (to my opinion) packages that weren't included by default were: bash-completion software-properties-gtk firefox-2
Mozilla's Firefox 3 beta is great, but it's missing add-ons, which add superior functionality to this wonderful internet browser.
It's a good thing that the maintainers at Ubuntu thought of adding it to the repositories. I know my way around things, so installing the missing packages was a breeze:
- From the menu choose Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
- Enter this: sudo apt-get install bash-completion software-properties-gtk firefox-2
- Type the password associated to your account
If this is too much hassle for you, try searching your packages at packages.ubuntu.com
Firefox-2 can be found here, or choose your architecture and a mirror afterwards: i386 (32-bit) or amd64/x86_64 (64-bit)
Finally, download the deb package, double click on it, and install.
Hardy Heron is supposed to be Ubuntu 8.04 and to be released next month. Does that mean they anticipate firefox 3 to be released soon as well? Would 8.04 ship with a release candidate of firefox? Just wondering..
Sorry I had to reply so late. I have noooo idea, but according to their plans and schedules I'd say they're pretty close to finalizing their requirements:
I did what you said
But still, when I open firefox 2, it opens firefox 3. I erased firefox 3, anf installed only firefox 2, still have the problem. this time, I can not open firefox at all without firefox 3
sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox-3.0 firefox
sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox-2
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get update
(close any windows of firefox that are open)
sudo apt-get install firefox-2
If you want to run firefox-2:
Change your shortcuts to point to firefox-2 instead of firefox
I WILL TRY THIS SOLUTION, AND RETURN WITH RESULTS ASAP
I installed firefox the way you told
this time I can not install add ons, so whole point of installing it is useless now:(
I got two error messages. I have the error reports, but they are really long. If you want I can send them.
it's really awkward, because I have firefox-3.0 and firefox-2 installed, I ran firefox-2 with no problems, even my addons such as gmail manager were working perfectly.
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