How to Install Firefox 6 on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

Firefox 6 Ubuntu

Mozilla recently released the final public version of Firefox 6, the latest to come out of beta stage. That means Firefox 7 enters the beta stage (consumable) with Firefox 8 getting promoted to Aurora channel. Mozilla boasts about a major speed improvement in Firefox 6 which becomes significant when you want to use Firefox’s Panorama feature that organize tabs into groups. The URL display is yet another cool addition that highlights the domain in address bar leaving behind the tail of the long URL which helps in quickly spotting a malicious link. Also in Firefox 6 they have tweaked the security options that got more powerful and efficient as it can be applied to different website separately. All these security options can be accessed by typing ”about:permissions” on the address bar.

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The latest version Firefox 6 is now available for Windows, Mac, Linux distro and Android that can be downloaded from here. And if you want to go ahead and install the latest beta version ie Firefox 7 with few new features then download it from this link. To install Firefox 6, 7 on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) or 1.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) follow the steps below to execute the commands via Terminal window.

Install Firefox 6, 7 via Terminal :

Go to ApplicationsTerminal and enter the following commands carefully,

  1. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install firefox

To upgrade from Firefox 5 just execute,

  1. sudo apt-get upgrade

Comments

  1. Hannu Luomanen says:

    Thanks a lot for short and precise instructions! Worked for me! Just what I was looking after, upgrading from Firefox 4 to 6. Thank you!

  2. Mika Hepoviita says:

    For Firefox 7 Beta the repository seems to be
    ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next

    Cheers,
    Mika

  3. it doesn’t work in ubuntu 11.04 :-(

  4. Mika Hepoviita says:

    Nah, it works! And since Firefox 7.01 was just released, you’ll get v.8 Beta by following the guides!

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