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    Default Help installing Firefox?

    Hello.

    Last year I bought an HP netbook with Open Suse 10 installed. I'd never used Linux before and despite being keen to learn, found it pretty unfathomable. I have been completely unable to install any software on it, with the result that the version of Firefox that came with it is now unsupported. I want to install the latest version of Firefox but no tutorial that I've been able to find has worked. Could anyone help me out as this netbook is getting more and more useless to me.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Help installing Firefox?

    We really need to know more precisely what is installed on your computer. There was no openSUSE 10. And I really doubt you have SUSE Linux 10.
    Are you sure it's not Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    We really need to know more precisely what is installed on your computer. There was no openSUSE 10. And I really doubt you have SUSE Linux 10.
    Are you sure it's not Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop?
    oops. yes. that's it exactly.

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    Default Re: Help installing Firefox?

    The correct forum is actually here:
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED)

    In the mean time. You should be able to download the latest from Mozilla, unpack it, open the folder and click the file: 'firefox-bin'
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    Thanks. I'll have a go.

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    On 2010-12-19 22:06, caf4926 wrote:
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    > The correct forum is actually here:
    > 'SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED)' (http://tinyurl.com/5lcm75)
    >
    > In the mean time. You should be able to download the latest from
    > Mozilla, unpack it, open the folder and click the file: 'firefox-bin'


    I assume SLED has its own upgrade methods and repositories. Perhaps he
    needs a maintenance contract :-?

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    HP offers a laptop with SLED preinstalled, it features the usual trial-support for updates but needs a license after the trial period is over. Beside that, SLED is not designed for common home desktop usage, but rather for business usage. I recommend to replace it with a current version of openSUSE.

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    On 2010-12-21 23:36, gropiuskalle wrote:
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    > HP offers a laptop with SLED preinstalled, it features the usual
    > trial-support for updates but needs a license after the trial period is
    > over. Beside that, SLED is not designed for common home desktop usage,
    > but rather for business usage. I recommend to replace it with a current
    > version of openSUSE.


    By doing that, you lose the niceties that HP adds to the machine, like
    recovery partition, support, etc (or so I heard). But of course, all that
    means paying, and oS doesn't.

    Before switching, I would make a backup to an external disk, so that later,
    if something doesn't work in openSUSE, the original can be studied.

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    Default Re: Help installing Firefox?

    I agree i think its too old to upgrade i would recommend installing opensuse 11.3 then installing software is quite straight forward there are two ways graphical and text based.

    as root in a text screen: zypper install <program name> installs programs
    zypper search <text> searches for the text eg word would return kword, openoffice writer, abiword etc
    zypper remove <programe> deletes it

    alternatively you can use yast2 > software > install software (or software management) and do updates that way.

    hope that helps. you may need a external cd or dvd drive to update it if it doesnt have one.

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