The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu users how to "unofficially" update their systems to the Mozilla Firefox 15.0 web browser.
Mozilla Firefox 15 brings features such as initial native support for PDF files, support for SPDY networking protocol v3, better performance by enchancing WebGL (including compressed textures), better memory usage for add-ons, and much more. Update (September 3rd): Canonical has already updated its Ubuntu operating system to Firefox 15, making this tutorial obsolete!
Mozilla Firefox 15.0 can be installed in the following Ubuntu operating systems: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). Step 1 - Add the Firefox 15.0 repository
No matter what Ubuntu operating system (see above supported OSes) you are running, open a terminal and paste the following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
Hit the Enter key, type your password when asked and hit the Enter key. Hit Enter again when asked.
Don't close the terminal window! Proceed to the next step.
Step 2 - Install Firefox 15.0 on Ubuntu
Now paste the following command in the same terminal window:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y firefox
Your current Firefox installation will be overwritten. Wait for the installation to finish and close the terminal window.
That's it! The new Mozilla Firefox 15.0 is now fully installed in your Ubuntu machine. You'll need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
In time, your Mozilla Firefox web browser will automatically upgrade to newer versions, so make sure you update your system regularly.
If you have problems with the tutorial, do not hesitate to comment below!
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|Comment #1 by: ubuntu on 22 Aug 2012, 06:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sidebar on the left screen are long enough that able to put 20 icons, I very love it
|Comment #2.1 by: Marius Nestor on 27 Aug 2012, 08:36 GMT|
Open Unity Dash and search for Terminal. Open it.
|Comment #2.2 by: Deekshith Allamaneni on 28 Aug 2012, 04:38 GMT|
press ++T to open terminal.
|Comment #3 by: Rodilsav on 28 Aug 2012, 12:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
(how I know) ppa: firefox-next = beta
so please inform your readers about this, and after installing this.. most of time there will be a lot of updates durring this beta, which is not actually right.
|Comment #3.1 by: Marius Nestor on 28 Aug 2012, 12:40 GMT|
Quote from the second sentence of the tutorial: "Mozilla Firefox 15 has not yet been released, it is in Beta state at the moment." Of course we inform our readers!
Anyway, Firefox 15 is now stable and Canonical will prepare it for all its supported Ubuntu OSes tonight. It's already live on Ubuntu 12.10.
We will modify this tutorial for the stable release as soon as its available on the PPA.
|Comment #4 by: John on 28 Aug 2012, 17:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Need to update this article, it has been officially released. No longer in the beta phase.
|Comment #4.1 by: Marius Nestor on 03 Sep 2012, 14:06 GMT|
Updated! Thanks for reminding us :)
|Comment #4.2 by: splatypus on 04 Sep 2012, 23:23 GMT|
basic concept remains unchanged. thanks for the meat of the article and would this work to allow us to install aurora??
|Comment #4.3 by: Marius Nestor on 06 Sep 2012, 13:06 GMT|
For F17 you'll need to use this repo: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
Actually, it's F18 right now :D
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