Firefox 2.0 is out for a couple of months now, but the Ubuntu’s built-in update package manager doesn’t pick it up, and it still shows updates to Firefox 1.5. This article shows you how to update to the latest Firefox yourself in no time. Here’s a complete set of instructions First, download this shell script to your Desktop, and rename it to firefox.sh if the name is something like firefox.txt after you downloaded. Open up the command line (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and enter the following lines, one at a time:
cd ~/Desktop
mv firefox2.txt
firefox2.sh
chmod +x
firefox2.sh
./firefox2.sh
That’s it. Open (or restart) Firefox now and you should have a fully updated spanking new version. Happy Firefox!!

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