zondag 9 december 2012
Real firefox on debian instead of Iceweasel
Well, what you probably have found out googling, iceweasel IS firefox.
But there are reasons you might need the real firefox:
-You need to use firefox add-ons that don't work with iceweasel
-Some websites say you need to use a newer browser to visit.
Just doing apt-get install firefox will not work. We need to download firefox
from the official website. Download the firefox tar.bz2 file from mozilla and do the following in a terminal in the directory you have downloaded firefox in:
apt-get remove iceweasel
mv firefox.tar.bz2 /usr/lib
tar -xvjf firefox.tar.bz2
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Well that's all actually! You can run firefox from the terminal typing 'firefox' or you can make a shortcut to firefox.
I just need compatibility for websites, can't I get that with Iceweasel?
Actually, you can, take a look at this page.
Please comment and share your opinion.