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If I might ask (its not my board): I'm running firefox 1.5 on mandriva 2007. How do I upgrade to firefox 2.0? I I downloaded the package from firefox.com but ...
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    If I might ask (its not my board):

    I'm running firefox 1.5 on mandriva 2007. How do I upgrade to firefox 2.0?

    I I downloaded the package from firefox.com but i'm not sure how to install on mandriva. Know of any guides I can follow?

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    Hi - It's not too hard usually, but better to use a terminal to do that. From memory (using a Windows box today) you download the package in a handy directory somewhere: for example /home/username/tmp and cd to that directory. Then become root and make the installation script executable like: chmod +x firefox-installer . I can't remember the name of the script but it should be obvious(ish).

    Then - still as root - start the script. You might try a couple of approaches. If the script has a *.sh suffix try:

    sh firefox-installer.sh

    Not the world's best example perhaps. I would just do, ./firefox-installer

    That should overwrite the 1.5 version of FF and retain your bookmarks / settings, but these things can be unpredictable sometimes, so it's best to make a backup of your bookmarks first.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Yeah i'll try that, alot of guides have told me suff like that but i thought there had to be a simpler way, guess not.

    And why does linux have to install programs like this, why not be as easy as windows to install or are there people already working on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommytabib
    And why does linux have to install programs like this, why not be as easy as windows to install or are there people already working on that?
    Ah but it is easy ... just a different kind of easy.

    If I'd had 20 for every time someone asked that on here, I'd be typing this from a beach in Barbados.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Ah but it is easy ... just a different kind of easy.

    If I'd had 20 for every time someone asked that on here, I'd be typing this from a beach in Barbados.

    ...but what's wrong with just being able to download to desktop and double clicking the file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by therobr
    ...but what's wrong with just being able to download to desktop and double clicking the file?
    This isn't going to turn into a debate. That's just a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    This isn't going to turn into a debate. That's just a waste of time.

    woah.. sorry. just a question. im completely new to linux, i was just wondering since im guessing that it is possible. never mind...

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    OK, thanks again fingal. I'll try again, and hopefully it all will get easier as you said it would.

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    I think that the reason that linux is so secure is because of the fact that you can't just download something and double click it. That is how virus work!

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