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Is running Latest Firefox (ver. 16) on Ubuntu 8.04 possible?

If so, what do I need to do to accomplish this?

(If I can keep that latest support Firefox 3.6.17 alongside the latest Firefox 16, that's even better)

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Do you know what is the last version of Firefox that work in Ubuntu 8.04? For example, I was able to run Firefox 12 but not Firefox 35. (since there are no more DEB packages, I am talking about the distributed official generic linux tar file) – alfC Feb 14 '15 at 16:39

Yes, you can. But you need to uninstall the installed one first. Use sudo apt-get remove firefox to do it

  1. Download the latest version of Firefox from here.

  2. Extract it in a directory, preferably in a folder in your home directory.

  3. You can run firefox by going to the extracted folder and double clicking on the "firefox" program.

    But you may want to have an icon like regular installation. Create an icon with the help of these questions:

  4. Now use the new Firefox.

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It can be , but is not for sure .

Download the tar.bz2 compressed file from Firefox page : and Save file

Uncompress the file with (I assume you save the file in Downloads/ folder)

cd Downloads

tar -xvjf firefox-16.0.1.tar.bz2

Then move the folder with new firefox to /opt

sudo mv Downloads/firefox /opt/ 

connect to /opt and run the executable file

cd /opt/firefox/
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