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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 –

firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Add ons Manager –

firefox4-for-ubuntu

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!

Linux Mint

Linux Mint(LXDE) 10 RC is Released!

linux mint 10 lxde

Linux Mint(Code Named as Julia) RC 10 LXDE has just released a week ago,with a lot of improvements.Linux Mint is one of the popular Linux Based OS targeted for Desktop users.Linux Mint is very simple to use;it comes with GNOME desktop as well as KDE desktop.

Since Linux Mint is open source as well as free you can download and try now! There is nothing to loose(Create a separate partition of more than 3GB(recommended size is 10 GB if you want to try some applications) and install it along with your other operating system whether it is windows or other Linux based OS e.g Ubuntu,Be sure to create a backup for existing data/os).Download the required ISO from its official website (link is given below) –

Download Linux Mint

If you are new to Linux based OS then Download Linux Mint User Guide(it is available in many languages) and follow the instruction properly.If any problem occurs let me know through comments.

Upcoming Changes/New Features in Linux Mint 10

  • New Look and Feel
  • Menu
  • Software Manager
  • Update Manager
  • System Improvements

linux mint lxde 10

Linux Kernel vs 3.0 RC1

Linux kernel version 2.6.37.1 is released

Stable Linux Kernel

The latest stable version of the kernel is v2.6.37.1,released few days ago.Download the latest kernel for your computer from the link given below.In most of the cases when you update your ubuntu or any other Linux based OS then it will automatically upgrade it to latest stable version of the Linux kernel.So in Ubuntu just go to System->Administration->Update Manager and click on update;Enter your ubuntu login password if prompted.

Download Latest Linux Kernel from its official website.