At certain websites I receive a mesage that I'm using an older version of Firefox (so far as I understand, it's 13.0, and was installed in 2012), which, I suppose, is uns… (funda kabanzi)
At certain websites I receive a mesage that I'm using an older version of Firefox (so far as I understand, it's 13.0, and was installed in 2012), which, I suppose, is unsupported, and may not or will not work in certain contexts. However many times I've tried to dowload and install a newer or newest version, it never works. A pop-up box always tells me to open or save the file, which is a "Bzip archive". The latest version of Firefox appears to be (when checked Oct. 2, 2015) 41.0.1.tar.bz2. When the pop-up box appears, I'm given the option of opening it with Archive Manager, as a default, or with other programs--no others seem to me to be preferable--or to save the file. All this is extremely frustrating.
When I used Archive Manager it opened and read the file, and saved it as a 93.8 MB folder. Right-clicking on the icon of the folder allowed me to open it or "extract" it. Opening it produces a list of what's in the folder, but does nothing to help me. Extracting also seems to me to achieve nothing. Whatever I do, I go in circles but cannot install the software.
Mozilla Support tells me that, to install Firefox, my computer must have the "required libraries" installed. How can I tell if it does have those, and what do I do if it doesn't?
So far as I can tell, my computer, an older desktop on which I use a version of Mint as an operating system, meets the requirements for the latest version of Firefox. But I don't know if I have the right "libraries or packages".