How to remove and install app. on Linux?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by MasterMind, Jul 14, 2008.

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    MasterMind

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    Hi all,

    I just purchased an AspireOne yesterday and I was misled by the sales person. He said a lot of people bought it and install the XP by themselves, and it has 2 slots, and the battery last for 5-6 hours, etc.

    After I checked the posts here, according to what I've seen, XP runs very slow on this one, because of the SSD dirver. So I think I need to stick it with Linux for a while.

    My problem is that I've never use Linux before. I saw there's FireFox 2.14 install on the machine. I've download 3.0 from mozilla.com. But I don't know how to remvoe the older version and install the 3.0.

    Would someone care to share?

    Thanks.
     
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    you have to do the "Advance mode hack" and then you have access to the right click menu. There you can see an option to add/remove software.

    Since you've downloaded the package, you should first remove your existing firefox and only after that install the new one.
     
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    Guest Guest

    Anyone done this yet?
     
    Guest, Jul 16, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Be careful, I just removed firefox v2 by the application manager and it lost the desktop and everything, so I am already having to rebuild.
     
    Guest, Jul 16, 2008
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    I am new to linux/linpus and had no problem getting the advanced mode. but i dont understand all this talk about "fedora" and installers. I am also trying to install firefox 3.0 but can't find adequate support info. is there an absolute newbies guid to this out there?

    mike
     
    speekergeek, Jul 17, 2008
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    I too am wondering how to replace Firefox 2 with Firefox 3. On Windows, you just install, FF3, and it puts it over FF2. How exactly am I to go about doing this?
     
    Kev50027, Jul 18, 2008
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