How to Install Firefox 8 in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

A simple and popular step-by-step tutorial with screenshots!

By on November 8th, 2011 01:01 GMT

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) users how to install the newly released Mozilla Firefox 8 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 8 web browser in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating systems.

Official 64-bit and 32-bit Mozilla Firefox 8.0 packages are now available for the following Ubuntu distributions:

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

To install Mozilla Firefox 8 on your system follow the next step-by-step (with screenshots) tutorial.

Step 1 - Add the Firefox 8 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 8

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 8 packages, type Y and hit the Enter key. Wait for the installation to finish and close the terminal window.

That's it! The new Mozilla Firefox 8 is now fully installed in your Ubuntu machine. You can start it from the Applications -> Internet menu.
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Firefox 8 on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
In time, Mozilla Firefox 8 will automatically update 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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