XP crashed 2 days ago, so I grabbed my (spare) SUSE Linux hard drive
and I'm online, via that. KDE is my whatever-they-call-it.
This Linux HD has a copy of Firefox 1.0.6 (but it works!)
however I'd LOVE to upgrade to Ffx 2.0
Downloaded the Firefox2-for-Linux today, and now I'm looking at a file of 9.2 Megs size
with a name from outer space, i.e. a Gzipper Tar Archive (can I eat that?)
named Firefox 2.0.0.-1.tar.gz (it coulda bin named Firefox Installer, but that would be too easy).
I'm assuming that this is some kinda compressed/shrouded/encased file for internet transport only,
and I now need to uncompress it, get it out of its wrapping,
so I can get at the Installer locked inside.?
I've managed to 'evolve' it into a copy of Ffx 126.96.36.199-tar.gz.zip (also 9.2 Megs) for what that's worth.
Did an 'Actions' thing on it, and managed to use ARK to explode it into a million components of curious names,
hoping to find something simple and obvious and XP-like,
perhaps named Firefox2 SETUP.exe...but you guessed it...too easy.!
Obviously,I'm on waaaay the wrong path...
and so, here I am, 57 years old,
11 yrs. of computing experience under my belt
(5 yrs. with Mac,when it was v.7.1 up to 9.5.5)
and another 6 yrs. PeeCee Windoze stuff,
and can't upgrade Firefox for Linux.
How hard can it BE ? (don't answer that)
Be gentle with me. Lead me thru this step by step.
I'm an idiot. a complete idiot.
No cryptic instructions, please.
Assume I know NOthing as you attempt to guide me.
This is my umpteenth dabble with Linux,
God how I'd love to kick the PeeCee outa bed and go with Linux,
but Linux insists, to the day on being DD.
DD? Deliberately Dorky.
Linux..the system that could take over the world if it wanted to,
but frankly I suspect they get much delight in staying DD.
Oh well, it's their choice
and yet I can't install Firefox on Linux! GO, Linux!!
Please...anyone...sort me out, huh?
Hoping to hear from you,soon
but now I'm on my way to the Logitech drivers site
to see if I can get a driver to make my headset work for Skype.
Wish me luck, not with finding it, but in downloading and installing it.
Thanks for listening.