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I am a beginner user of ubuntu. In fact, I am just an adventurous user of this awesome program. I don't even know the lingo to intelligently discuss this issue. PLease help a Linux/ubuntu wannabe.


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closed as too localized by James Dec 26 '12 at 1:15

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Welcome to Ubuntu, what is the problem exactly, can you please give a better description. – bodhi.zazen Feb 28 '12 at 4:27

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Firefox is a web browser and behaves in Ubuntu for the most part the same way as it would in Windows. The most noticeable difference is that the Firefox user preferences will be under the Edit menu instead of the Tools menu.

  • Make sure you can log into Ubuntu
  • Launch Firefox from the Internet menu. If you're using Ubuntu 11.10, there should be a Firefox launcher on the left-hand side of your desktop
  • If you're hoping to use Firefox's sync feature, follow the official tutorial here
  • If you're hoping to connect to any of your web accounts, do so the way you would in any browser on any operating system. When using the latest version of Ubuntu, you should have a fairly recent version of Firefox already installed on your computer, meaning popular webmail and social networks should work flawlessly
  • If you are having trouble connecting to the Internet, there is documentation for that (if that's the case, please provide us with as much detail as possible, and we'll try to help you get connected to the Internet)
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