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firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Mozilla Firefox 4(Final Version) has Released after a long series of beta releases/experiment. Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04 or 11.04 users can now(Beta versions were not available officially) install the latest version of Firefox(i.e 4.0) in a couple of clicks.

Firefox 4 has arrived with a lot of changes and improvements. Firefox version 3.x had a bad record(I was using Google Chrome on my desktop(with Ubuntu 10.10) from the past one year) with Ubuntu or any other Linux based operating systems; but Firefox 4 seems pretty fast ..and I think it will surely increase the Firefox usage share on Linux distros(like Ubuntu,Linux Mint(10),Fedora(14),Open Suse etc) along with a better reputation.

The new Add ons Manager of Firefox 4 is very impressive; the tabbing experience also seems good. The Home icon has shifted to upper right corner,by default. Here is two snapshots –

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Add ons Manager –

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how to install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

First of all you are recommended to remove the older version of firefox(probably 3.x). In synaptic package manager search for firefox and mark the box for removal.Wait for few minutes until the package is removed; then follow the steps given below –

step #1 : Open Synaptic Package Manager and add the Firefox PPA to the software resources. Go to Settings->Repositories->Other Software and click on Add button; enter this ppa address –

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

firefox ppa for ubuntu
step #2 : Click on reload button to update the software Repository information.

step #3 : Now,search for ‘firefox 4’ and mark the check box for installation.

step #4 : Next, click on Apply button to begin installation. Then wait for the installation to complete.That’s all!

download chrome for mint

Google Chrome for Linux Mint

Linux Mint, one of the most popular(probably under exponential growth) Linux Distribution, has just released its new version – Linux Mint 10 (code named as Julia) with GNOME and KDE desktops. Linux Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu, so it looks almost similar to Ubuntu because both uses GNOME as their default; Linux Mint is much simple to use and developed specifically for absolute beginners. Linux Mint is free and open source(its source code is available under GPL(GNU Public License)). So if you were planning to try a hand on Linux based operating systems, then it’s a great chance for you.

Linux Mint have Mozilla Firefox installed by default, which is not performing well on Linux based systems,on the other hand, Google Chrome is rocking on Linux based distributions like Linux Mint,ubuntu,Fedora,Open Suse,etc. Google Chrome is a cross platform web browser, based on the open source project – chromium (hosted on code.google.com).

Google has done a lot of improvements in google chrome, to make it the next generation browser (the browser of WEB 3.0). Some Advanced features include – DNS pre fetching(On a page,the DNS address of the links will be resolved in advanced, so that when the user will click on that then the browser can directly connect to the destination server(instead of DNS server first,as usual)) and url prediction service(in the address bar, it will try to predict the url and it will be loaded instantly before you hit the Enter key).

Download Google Chrome for Linux Mint 10/9

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Get the Debian package(Binary installer for Linux Mint,Ubuntu and Debian is same,so select Ubuntu,if there is no separate option for Linux Mint) from here – Download Google Chrome .

How to install Google Chrome in Linux Mint 10/9

#1 : Click on the above link and download the .deb file for your architecture(32bit/64bit).

#2 : Then open the file with Gdebi package installer (or software center if gdebi is not available).

#3 : A new window will appear,click on install and wait for the installation to complete.

#4 : That’s All! you can start using chrome – from Internet – > Google Chrome

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) has Mozilla Firefox installed on it as Default web browser.Firefox is the most popular browser on this planet but it has been loosing its share from the past few months(It may restore the market share after the release of Firefox 4.0) may be due to some reasons like major security bugs,instability,speed etc. Continue reading

how to install google chrome on ubuntu 10.10

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Google Chrome is nothing but a modified version of chromium, an open source web browser.So On Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat you can also install Google Chromium from Software Center but Google Chrome has few extra features so you may want to try that.O.K,this post will explain you how to install Google chrome in Ubuntu 10.10 although it works for other debian based GNU/Linux system too.Google Chrome is the fastest browser on this planet..so without any delay ..go to the steps and install Chrome.

Although Ubuntu 10.10 comes with Firefox,installed by Default,the most popular open source browser in the world but it’s loosing it’s popularity due to some reasons.So in the upcoming versions of Ubuntu you may see Google Chrome as Default web browser.Number of features and the users share is also increasing rapidly for Google Chrome.Now,a lot of plugins are also available so that you can add some custom functionality to the browser.

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step #1 : Get Google Chrome Debian package(*.deb)

Download the Google Chrome from the link given below.

Download Google Chrome 

step #2 :  Install Google Chrome

After downloading the .deb file from the above link,open the .deb package with Ubuntu software center,then click on install button to begin installation procedure.Wait for the installation to complete.

step #3 : Enjoy Google Chrome

That’s All ..you are done..open Applications->Internet->Google Chrome and enjoy fast browsing with Google Chrome.

how to install adobe flash player in Mozilla Firefox

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Do you know that …Most(probably more than 66%) of the web pages on the Internet have Flash Content.Some have little or some have less flash contents;some of them are totally based on Flash.So if you want to have fun watching videos on YouTube(Although YouTube has planned to use HTML 5,in that case you can enjoy videos without any need of flash player;but at least 5 years is required to implement this plan) or surfing websites on the web,a flash player is needed at the client end i.e browser.So after reading this post you can easily install firefox with a couple of clicks.Adobe Flash player is available for windows,Linux and Mac OSX,Solaris,Windows Mobile,Symbian and Android.

Steps for installing Adobe Flash Player on Firefox 3.*/4.0

#1 : Download Adobe Flash from it’s official Website(Click on the link given below and select your operating system).

        Download Adobe Flash Player

#2 : Click on Agree and Install Button to begin the installation procedure.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.

#3 : After completion of installation,restart your browser.

#4 : That’s all …To verify go to YouTube and play a video.