Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu 11.04 / 10.10 / 10.04

Firefox is a free and open source web browser, It is the favorite web browser for most of the internet users. Recently the Mozilla team has released the latest stable version 6.0 on August 16, 2011. This latest version can be installed on your Ubuntu machine by using PPA.

This Post Updated on November 4, 2011.

To Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu 11.04

In Ubuntu 11.04 you just update the repository and upgrade it. You can directly install the latest version 7.0. Run the following commands one by one in your terminal and type the password for the user, when prompted.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

The above command will install the latest stable version.

To Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04

In Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04 you need to add Mozilla PPA to your repository, then install it. Open a terminal and use the following commands one by one, type the password for the user when prompted.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

The above command will install the Firefox 7 in your Ubuntu machine. To check the version of your web browser start it and select About Firefox from Help menu. Check the screen shot below.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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  • kdich

    Help me!!

    I want to upgrate my firefox up to 6.0 in Ubuntu 10.04.I done as above,but after restart my system have following error :
    + keyboard don’t. operation.
    +Wlan,wireless ,too.I can’t type in terminal.
    + all disk don’t mount,althought formerly good operate.
    Generally speaking,my system don’t good action.Please help me.I have a very much important application in my Ubuntu.
    Sorry because my english.I’m Vietnamese.
    Please,help me!
    I can use firefox 3.6 but can’t lose my Ubuntu.Help me!!!

    • http://www.howopensource.com Manivannan

      Hi Kdich,
      There is no chance of system crashing because of this guide, may be you have installed some other application and i’m not clear about what went wrong in your system.

      Try the below steps.

      1) Press ctrl+alt+ f1 / f2 / f3 then login using your user name and password.

      2) Try fixing broken packages using the following command

      sudo dpkg --configure -a
      sudo apt-get -f install

      3) Try Remove obsolete packages

      sudo apt-get autoremove
      sudo apt-get autoclean

      and

      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade

      After trying these commands restart your system.

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  • SmugAdmin

    I have a laptop with Windows XP on it. My friend has Ubuntu Linux on his laptop and I really like it. How can I install Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, without removing the Windows XP OS? (I want to have them both)

    • http://www.howopensource.com Manivannan

      Hi SmugAdmin,

      You Have Three options,

      1) Using Virtual Box: Install VirtualBox in your XP and install Ubuntu in it,

      2) Wubi i.e., Windows Installer and

      3) Dual Boot: you need to create a separate partition for this and install it on the new partition which you created.

  • Dominic

    i want to graphics card is not working in Ubuntu 10.04 , so Desktop screen was split how to solve the problem…

  • Mohnish

    Thanks, it helped…:)