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It can be downloaded [http://www.mozilla.org/download.html here].
 
It can be downloaded [http://www.mozilla.org/download.html here].
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'''Windows Installation'''
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Windows installation is straight-foward. Once the file has been downloaded just double-click on it and install it like you would any other Windows application.
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'''Linux Installation'''
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Once the copy of Firefox has been downloaded you will have to uncompress it.
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''tar -zxvf firefox.tar.gz''
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Normally there will be a lot of version numbers before the '.tar.gz'. In Linux you don't have to type them out. Just type
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''tar -zxvf firefox''
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followed immediately by the tab key, this will use the auto-complete feature of the Linux command line.
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Once the file has been uncompressed go into the new directory.
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''cd firefox-installer''
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Then run the installer.
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''./firefox-installer''
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Read and follow and instructions and if the keep the default installation directory Firefox will be installed into the .firefox-installer directory. Firefox can now be run with the command
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''~/.firefox-installer/firefox''
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Or a desktop or menu shortcut can be made to that location.

Revision as of 21:11, 8 August 2004

Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser.

It can be downloaded here.


Windows Installation

Windows installation is straight-foward. Once the file has been downloaded just double-click on it and install it like you would any other Windows application.

Linux Installation

Once the copy of Firefox has been downloaded you will have to uncompress it.

tar -zxvf firefox.tar.gz

Normally there will be a lot of version numbers before the '.tar.gz'. In Linux you don't have to type them out. Just type

tar -zxvf firefox

followed immediately by the tab key, this will use the auto-complete feature of the Linux command line.

Once the file has been uncompressed go into the new directory.

cd firefox-installer

Then run the installer.

./firefox-installer

Read and follow and instructions and if the keep the default installation directory Firefox will be installed into the .firefox-installer directory. Firefox can now be run with the command

~/.firefox-installer/firefox

Or a desktop or menu shortcut can be made to that location.