Step by Step Installing Firefox 10.0

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Mozilla today released firefox 5.0, lots of you will be installing it, me included. So Ill run through the install for you with this step by step install of firefox 5.0. If you want to upgrade firefox 4.0 to firefox 5.0 this will guide will also cover that. At the bottom you will find the ubuntu commands to upgrade.

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Ok so first you will want to download firefox 5.0. Go here… Download firefox 5.0

Run the firefox 5.0 setup program to start. You will see the start screen as seen below. Click Next to continue.

 

install firefox 11.0

install firefox 11.0

 

 

You will now get asked what setup type you require. Standard or Custom, custom allows you to change the default install path. We do not need to so select standard and the continue.

 

firefox 11 setup type

firefox 11 setup type

 

 

If you already have firefox 4.0 installed it will go away and check to get ready to upgrade firefox 4.0 to firefox 5.0. When it detects 4.0 you will see the screen below, otherwise you will get a screen to confirm installation.

 

upgrade firefox 10 to firefox 11

upgrade firefox 10 to firefox 11

 

 

It will then go away for a few minutes and will look like this.

 

installing firefox 11

installing firefox 11

 

 

Finally you will then get asked if you would like to launch firefox 5.0, do so and the simple install is complete. This will have took across all your favourites and also you add ons, it will auto check for you if they are compatible and it will advise accordingly.

Upgrade Firefox 4.0 to 5.0 on Ubuntu

  • Run Terminal and enter the below.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Firexfox 5.0 features

      • “Do not track” options for Android, better visibility in Preferences of desktop version
      • CSS animation support, which helps developers build more dynamic websites
      • Better support for JavaScript and Canvas
      • Updated support for MathML, HTML 5, XHR, and SMIL.

First impressions are its a lot crisper but seems to be what firefox 4.0 should have been.

Tags: firefox

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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    Rick Levy

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    Hi,

    I haven’t upgraded to 5.0 yet, but just a note to say that I appreciate your “preview of coming attractions”, so I will know what to expect.

    However, frankly, I’m leery about any new version of FF due to strange results that I’ve had with upgrades, plug-ins and extensions that I’ve experienced in the past; so I’m working up the nerve to take the plunge to FF 5.0

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      admin

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      I dont think you will have issues with the plugins from 4.0 to 5.0 as its essentially the same browser, it appears the mozilla are trying catchup with the version numbers of IE9…expect a few more releases this year of 6 and 7.

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