Install Firefox 4 Beta 2 via PPA

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firefox logoCurrently Firefox 4.0b2 is the latest beta version of long awaited browser that is going beat Opera, Google Chrome as well as previous versions of Firefox in safety, speed and performance. There is a bunch of improvements which are already available for testing in Firefox 4 Beta 2 on Ubuntu: tabs on the top, crash protection, full webgl support, html5 video native support and many-many more. Now it is possible to install Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 in Ubuntu using PPA repository.

Go to Ubuntu main menu –> Accessories –> Terminal and type the following command there:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update

These commands adds new PPA repository to your system and reloads APT database of DEB packages available for installation. If you ever decide to unlink this repository you will need to delete this file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-mozilla-daily-ppa-lucid.list.

In order to install latest beta of Firefox 4.0 from PPA execute the following command:

sudo aptitude install firefox-4.0

In a few minutes you will get Firefox 4.0b2 installed on your Ubuntu. Hit Ctrl + F2, type there firefox-4.0 and press enter to load Firefox 4.0:

Firefox 4.0 Beta 2 installed in Ubuntu via PPA

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satana perkele

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

why beta 2 if 6 is released?

Shannon VanWagner

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm

sudo aptitude install firefox-4.0
No worky for me on Ubuntu 10.10 GNU/Linux
But this does:
sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0


Posted on April 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

What is the point to re-post this on Twitter when Firefox 4 was released as stable?


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Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:34 am

If Firefox is install following the directions given above, it must be in progress (in a incurable or in a launcher on the Desktop, for example) using the authority ~/firefox/firefox If you try to start Firefox in a incurable with the command firefox it will either start the package-manager-installed description of Firefox or will tell you the agenda is not installed.

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