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I have Firefox on GNU how do I upgrade to 3?

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I bought an ASUS netbook 2 years ago.  I like the Linux and love using Firefox. However, many sites are now rejecting the 2.x. I can see on download sites how to get the tar file for the 3.x but have no idea how to load it safely. I worked with unix many years ago, so I know some basics. I bought a GNU book and it is no help. I need simple safe instructions to do an upgrade to firefox.

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Your Linux version on your netbook probably doesn't support Firefox versions later that 2.0.0.x.

You will have to update to a more recent Linux version.


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The ASUS EeePC's came with a special version of Xandros (from 2007) that was made for ASUS Netbooks. It doesn't have the GTK package needed to run Firefox 3+ versions, you need to update the GTK package, at least. I was so unimpressed with the performance of Firefox 3 on that old OS that I didn't even bother to update beyond 3.0 to 3.5 or 3.6.
See this: or this:

You really should consider installing the Netbook Remix of Ubuntu 10.10. It comes with Firefox 3.6, and IMO the EeePC runs faster overall with a newer OS than what they originally came with, at least on my EeePC 900

Modified by the-edmeister