How to Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Install Firefox 7 in Lucid and Maverick with a few clicks

  Mozilla Firefox 7 on Ubuntu
The following tutorial will teach every Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS user how to install the current stable version of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser.

The following tutorial will teach every Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS user how to install the current stable version of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser.

At the request of many of our readers, we've created the following tutorial to guide them with the installation of the popular Mozilla Firefox 7 web browser in the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10.

The Mozilla Firefox 7.0.1 packages are now available for the following Ubuntu distributions:

· Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
· Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

To install Mozilla Firefox 7 on your system follow the next step-by-step (with screenshots) tutorial.

Step 1 - Add the Firefox 7 repository

No matter what operating system you are running (Ubuntu 10.10 or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS), hit the ALT+F2 key combination on your keyboard, check the "Run in terminal" option and paste the following command in the "Run Application" dialog:

gksu add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

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Enter your password when asked and hit the OK button. A terminal window will appear for a few seconds, and it will automatically close. Hit the ALT+F2 key combination again, check the "Run in terminal" option and paste the following command in the "Run Application" dialog:

gksu apt-get update

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Enter your password when asked and hit the OK button. A terminal window will appear for a few seconds, and it will automatically close.

Step 2 - Install Firefox 7

Hit the ALT+F2 key combination on your keyboard, check the "Run in terminal" option and paste the following command in the "Run Application" dialog:

sudo apt-get install firefox

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A terminal window will appear. Enter your password when asked. When you will be asked if you want to install the Firefox 7 packages, type Y and hit Enter. Wait for the installation to finish.

That's it! Firefox 7 is now completely installed in your Ubuntu machine. You can start it from the Applications -> Internet menu. In time, Mozilla Firefox 7 will automatically update to newer versions, so make sure you update your system regularly.

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Firefox 7 on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

If you have problems with the tutorial, do not hesitate to comment below!

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