Install Enlightment On Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”

Enlightenment window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covered launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc. Continue reading

Firefox 3.5.7 Beta Release

Mozzilla devolopers are now testing the next stable build of the Firefox 3.5.x series. Firefox 3.5.7 is now available as a beta build for TESTERS to try out. The 3.5.7 dev update milestone follows closely on the heels of the Firefox 3.5.6 update which came out December 2009.

Please note that installing Firefox 3.5 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available. You can reinstall an older version later if you wish to downgrade.

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Install/Upgrade Firefox 3.5 with Ubuntuzilla

Ubuntuzilla is a python script that allows the user to install (or upgrade to) the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla SeaMonkey, and Mozilla Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux and derivative distros, with minimal disturbance to the system.

Open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

  sudo apt-get install libstdc++5 libnotify-bin

Download ubuntuzilla .deb package or Visit the download page for the latest version.

Run ubuntuzilla.py in command line by simply typing: ubuntuzilla.py in your Terminal.

Then it will show up the latest version of firefox, that is Firefox 3.5. Just follow the instructions (answer with y or n)

When you are prompted to choose the language of choice, if you dont know the one you want, just type 14 (Default  en – US).

Thats it, reboot your system then  goto Applications > Internet > Firefox , and you will have your latest frefox 3.5 up and running, and will even prompt you with latest updates (you can disable this feature anytime).

To uninstall:

Open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

 ubuntuzilla.py -a remove -p firefox

Only the mozilla build version of firefox that you just installed will be removed and your old Firefox version will be restored.