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    Benbimi NNTP User

    Default Firefox 3.0 questions:

    3 questions re Firefox 3.0:

    - I just bought HP 2133 and it has Firefox 2 installed. Can I install Firefox 3? How can I tell if it is compatible?

    - If it is compatible, can I simply download it from Mozilla?

    - The hard question! Assuming I can download it, then how?! Specifically, after I download a ...tar.bz2 file, what do I do with it? (I'm sorry for the "silly" question, but it has been 25 years since I used Unix last, and I really don't remember, especially in the SUSE environment, which is very different from what I used to work with...)


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    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    U.K East Anglia

    Default Re: Firefox 3.0 questions:

    Add the Mozilla repo & update via YaST. find the repo here Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

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    SuSE user since 7.0,Linux user since 1994

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Earth - Denmark

    Default Re: Firefox 3.0 questions:

    hang on, you do not need to fuss with tarballs and compilers...heh, *nix has
    come a long way baby..

    but, to get a specific answer we need a little more, what version
    of SUSE do you have, and what window environment (KDE3, KDE4, Gnome, other)..

    the short answer, without more info is: use YaST or zypper, to add the opensuse
    build service - Mozilla repository...

    for more info on YaST/zypper start at Basic openSuSE concepts:
    especially item four..

    welcome back....this ain't your grandpa's *nix..
    ps: you CAN compile if you really wanna, for old time sake...but why??

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    3.5.7 under SUSE Linux 10.3 #1 SMP i686 athlon

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