Firefox 3.0 (still in Alpha) Installation in Ubuntu Feisty

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Firefox 3.0 is the next generation release of the award-winning Firefox web browser from Mozilla.This article describes how to install fiefox3.0a1 in ubuntu linux system.The development name for Mozilla Firefox 3 is Gran Paradiso (a national park in Italy) and final version will be released in May 2007.

Gran Paradiso Alpha is an developer milestone for the next major version of Firefox that is being built on top of the next generation of Mozilla’s layout engine, Gecko 1.9. Gran Paradiso Alpha is being made available for testing

purposes only, and is intended for web application developers and our testing community. Current users of Mozilla Firefox should not use Gran Paradiso Alpha.

Install Firefox 3.0 (Alpha) in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb feisty main
deb-src feisty main

Now you need to update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install firefox 3 using the following command

sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk firefox-trunk-gnome-support

This will install all the required packages for firefox3

The Firefox 3.0 runs next to your original Firefox and can be found in your menu as “Firefox Web Browser (Development
Version)”.Both Firefoxes cannot run at the same time.

If you want to open Firefox3 go to Applications--->Internet--->Firefox Web Browser(Development Version)

Once it opens you should see firefox 3 in action

Firefox 3 Version Details

Firefox3.0 Addons

If you want Firefox3.0a1 addons list check here


If you want to troubleshoot any problem with firefox3.0a1 check here

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1 Response

  1. Guy Schlosser says:

    How often is this site updated? Does gnomefreak post the nihtly builds as they become available?

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