Tag Archives: Firefox

Install Firefox 3.6 on Ubuntu 9.10

So it seems it’s that time again…. either wait for Ubuntu 10.04 or install Firefox 3.6 your self. It’s not like it will crash the os by including 3.6 in a update….  anyway here is my Firefox 3.6 install guide for Ubuntu 9.10.

  1. Download the latest Firefox 3.6 from http://getfirefox.com/
  2. Run the Archive Manager as root by pressing alt+f2 and runing gksu file-roller
  3. Open firefox-3.6.tar.bz2 from your Downloads folder
  4. Extract the firefox folder to /opt/
  5. Open Terminal from Accessories menu
  6. Run the following commands
    1. sudo mv  /opt/firefox/Plugins /opt/firefox/Plugins-orig
    2. sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-addons/Plugins /opt/firefox
    3. sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-orig
    4. sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin
  7. You now got the latest Firefox installed

Firefox 3.5 Preview Available

The preview release that will lead up to the RC build of 3.5 has been released but not as direct download. Download beta 4 @ http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html then go to Help and select Check for Updates. It will install the preview release.

Check it out :)

Here is a shot of my customized 3.5 preview setup

Firefox 3.5 Preview

Alternative Browsers: OmniWeb [Mac]

Ever considered trying a different browser on your Mac? Well OmniWeb may be for you. This browser use to be shareware at the $15 US price but it has been free ever since 5.9.

This browser is feature packed and offers far more than Safari,Firefox and others. It is based on WebKit (Same as Safari).

In my testing its not that bad after you get use to the tabs on the side in a drawer. It even imported my Firefox bookmarks better than Safari did.

Check it out @ http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/

OmniWeb 5.9

Digest Combo #74,#75,#76

Another late set of posts.. Sorry for being SO late I blame the jailbreak research.

Here are the links for:

Wednesday, March 18 2009
Y Combinator Demo Day Spring 2009
10% Layoffs At Ustream
Windows Live Messenger Now Lets You Add Chat To Your Website
Google Launches Chrome Experiments To Showcase JavaScript Applications
SXSW: Foursquare Scores Despite Its Flaws
Fennec (Firefox Mobile) Shows Off Its Beta
Big Blue Wants To Swallow Sun For $6.5 Billion
Amazon Shutters Unpopular Alexa Site Thumbnail Service
Counting Crows Go Label-Free

Tuesday, March 17 2009
Major Book Publishers Start Turning To Scribd
MySpaceID Gets An Upgrade, But Did It Already Miss The Boat?
iPhone OS 3.0 Hands-On
iPhone OS 3.0 Gallery and Initial Impressions
Echodio Lets You Sync Your iTunes To The Cloud (300 Invites)
Nobody is Dancing At ChaCha. One Third Of Employees Get Pink Slips, Salary Cuts For The Rest
The Perils Of Cloud Computing: Privacy Group Wants To Take Your Gmail Away
Nonoba Enters The Flash Games Arena With GameRise, A “Ning For Gaming Sites”
SocialCalendar Organizes Your Social Life
JotNot Turns Your iPhone’s Camera Into A Document Scanner
Google Chrome Unleashes a Speedier Beta
Giggiddy: Seth MacFarlane Joins Hulu’s Alien Plot
UnHub Offers A Simple Way To Showcase The Online You
Apture Raises $4.1 Million Round For Contextual Rich Media Overlays
Alltop Launches Personalized Feed Reader That Can Hardly Be Personalized

Monday, March 16 2009
Loudcrowd Marries Gaming And Music In A Virtual World
The Ultra-thin Dell Adamo Spotted At SXSW
Twitter’s OAuth Support Now In Public Beta
Facebook: Privacy Now Optional
Use Cloudkick To Manage Amazon Web Services’ EC2
Twitter Experimenting With Text Advertising
AdMob Is Working On An iPhone App Exchange To Swap Ads For Traffic
Facebook’s fbFund Is Accepting Applications For FB Connect And iPhone Apps
Socialmedian Makes It Easy For You To Spread Social News On Facebook
TweetDeck Joins The Facebook Connect Army
Y Combinator Gets The Sequoia Capital Seal Of Approval
Daily News Habit Doubles Among U.S. Mobile Users
Plugg 2009: Videos, Pictures And Presentations
Cloudera Raises $5 Million Series A Round For Hadoop Commercialization