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Which file do I choose to "open With" the latest Firefox version, using an Asus Eee PC 900 series/Linux (without a disk drive to save to)?

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I am trying to upgrade to the latest Firefox version using an Asus Eee PC 900 with the Linux operating system. When I choose to download the upgrade, it asks which file I either want to "open with" or "save to". This computer has little memory and no removable disk drive. However, I can use a flash drive to save the file to but which program/file should I select to open this file with?

I am trying to upgrade to the latest Firefox version using an Asus Eee PC 900 with the Linux operating system. When I choose to download the upgrade, it asks which file I either want to "open with" or "save to". This computer has little memory and no removable disk drive. However, I can use a flash drive to save the file to but which program/file should I select to open this file with?

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This happened

Just once or twice

This started when...

when I used the reset button

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124
  • mplayerplug-in 3.45Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets
  • The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.
  • Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_10

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14

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the-edmeister
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It's a little more complicated that that. The version of Xandros Linux (from early 2007) that Asus was using on the eeePC doesn't have the GTK package needed to run Firefox 3+ versions, you need to update it.
See this:
http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=41815
or this:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installfirefox3?s=firefox

Overall, you should consider updating to a newer version of Linux. Ubuntu has a Netbook Remix, and there is an offshoot of Ubuntu called Easy Peasy that is made specifically for Netbooks like the EeePC 900.

I installed Easy Peasy 1.5 on my EeePC 900 after having very slow speeds with Firefox 3.0 after doing the GTK package upgrade on Xandros Linux. Easy Peasy runs a hell of a lot better than Xandros ever did on my EeePC.

It's a little more complicated that that. The version of Xandros Linux ''(from early 2007)'' that Asus was using on the eeePC doesn't have the GTK package needed to run Firefox 3+ versions, you need to update it. <br /> See this: <br /> http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=41815 <br /> or this: <br /> http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installfirefox3?s=firefox Overall, you should consider updating to a newer version of Linux. Ubuntu has a Netbook Remix, and there is an offshoot of Ubuntu called Easy Peasy that is made specifically for Netbooks like the EeePC 900. I installed Easy Peasy 1.5 on my EeePC 900 after having very slow speeds with Firefox 3.0 after doing the GTK package upgrade on Xandros Linux. Easy Peasy runs a hell of a lot better than Xandros ever did on my EeePC.