Installing Firefox 3

Installing Firefox 3 on OpenSUSE

Tutorial Level: Beginner

Hands down one of the best and most reliable internet browser has been Firefox, and Firefox has become the default browser for OpenSUSE systems. After a long wait, Mozilla has finally delivered their newest version, Firefox 3. The great thing about this version is that it comes with a 1-click installer for OpenSUSE. With the release of OpenSUSE 11.0, many have decided (including myself) to upgrade; others have declined this offer. The great thing is that Firefox 3 can be easily installed on both versions of the latest OpenSUSE: 10.3 and 11.0. Below are the 1-click installs for both of the OpenSUSE versions.

Firefox 3 for OpenSUSE 11.0

Firefox 3 for OpenSUSE 10.3

Installing the Latest Version

Please note that the above links are for version 3.0-1.1 of Firefox and they may be updated in the future. To download the newest Firefox version directly through YaST, we must first add a new respository if it is not already added. To do this, open YaST for your application list or by typing yast into the applications runner (Alt+F2). Once there, scroll down to the software category, and click Software Repositories. Once there, click the Add button to add a new repository. Select HTTP… in the first prompt and then click next. For the repository name, set it to something like Mozilla or Mozilla Rep. For the server, set it to: download.opensuse.org. The directory on server will varry for your version…

OpenSUSE 11.0: /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.0/

OpenSUSE 10.3: /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_10.3/

Once done, click Next to refresh the repository and then the process will be complete. Now, open Software Management under YaST. Wait a few moments for the repositories to load and a list of installable software will appear. Type firefox into the search field and in the left column, the latest version of Firefox should appear. If you already have Firefox installed, the button in the middle should say upgrade, otherwise, it will say install. Click the upgrade/install button and then hit next to download and install the package. Once it is complete, exit YaST. Close all your Firefox applications, and open a new Firefox browser. You will likely be presented with a list of add-ons that may not be compatible and a license agreement. Read through the agreement if you wish and then select agree. Now Firefox will have a new look and new features. To view the new features of Firefox 3, view the following link…

Newest Firefox Features

Now you have the latest version of Firefox installed on your system and are ready to view the internet. To see all the newest information about Firefox and to customize new add-ons to your browser, view the Firefox home page.

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~ by unseenghost on 17 Jun 2008.

One Response to “Installing Firefox 3”

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