Install the Firefox 3.5 Beta in Linux

May 12, 2009 by
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, linux 

The beta version of Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is out and available for download. The process I'm going to show is to install the beta without removing your current installation. This is just a basic testing setup. If you want to do a true full install, follow the directions in the Ubuntu documentation.

First off, download the appropriate version from Mozilla.

Backup your Firefox profile. Open a terminal window and enter:

cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.backup

Next, cd to the directory where you saved the download, then uncompress it with:

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tar xvjf firefox-3.5b4.tar.bz2

Then, move to the new firefox directory.

cd firefox

Now close all of your currently running Firefox windows and enter the following terminal command:


You should be up and running the new Firefox 3.5 Beta for Linux.

Firefox 3.5 Beta

Firefox 3.5 Beta

Optionally, you can create a new profile for testing.

./firefox -ProfileManager --no-remote

and create a new Firefox profile.


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