How to Install flock web browser in Ubuntu Hardy

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Flock is a web browser that specializes in providing social networking and other Web 2.0 features built into its interface. The browser is built on Mozilla’s Firefox codebase.

Flock Features

Flock 1.1 integrates social networking and media services including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.[3] When logging into any of the supported social services, Flock automatically activates these services within its features

  • Flock can indicate when friends have updated their profile, uploaded photos or other items.
  • Flock has internal features that allow sharing of text, links, photos and videos.
  • Flock has its own "media bar" allowing preview of online videos and photos, and subscription to photo and video feeds.
  • Flock's Feed Reader organizes Atom and RSS feeds.
  • Flock's Blog Editor allows direct posting into a designated blog, along with being a blog reader.
  • Flock's web mail component allows users to check web-based mail without going to the site, compose new messages, and drag and drop pictures and videos from the mediabar or webclipboard into a new email messege.
  • Flock also allows for third-party add-ons, including a number of Firefox extensions.

Note:-- This source list will install some packages from third party source list so it might break your system

Install Flock web browser in Ubuntu Hardy

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

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb hardy-salatti main contrib non-free
deb-src hardy-salatti main contrib non-free

save and exit the file.

Update the sourcelist using the following command

sudo aptitude update

And install Flock using the following command

sudo aptitude install flock

Using Flock

If you want to open flock browser go to Applications--->Internet--->Flock

When you open first time you should see similar to the following screen select your option and click on next

Flock web browser in action

Flock web browser version details

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6 Responses

  1. h9290 says:

    firefox 3 has been acting on its own lately,profiles getting screwed for no reason resulting in bookmark lost and shit,thank god im a constant backup dude, and i think it could be nice to have a backup browser,nice find and thanks for the nice guide 🙂

  2. Wow…my Ubuntu Repository is gaining exposure!
    Thank you for this article! 😀

  3. rokytnji says:

    Received errors from in terminal after doing update.So while trying to bring up errors and copy and paste them in the comment section did :sudo aptitude update: a few more times and finally it updated without errors. Did :sudo aptitude install flock:
    and finally got flock in the Applications>Internet menu.

    Just stating this because it made me think I had made an error somewhere when I hadn’t. In case this happens to someone else.

  4. Brett says:

    If you want a good backup browser give seamonkey a try.

  5. Asanka says:

    Wow…..this was a really friendly and simple article… thanx a lot, i’m enjoying FLOCK.. 🙂

  6. Andrea says:

    Does it works if I change repositories to these?

    deb jaunty-salatti main contrib non-free
    deb-src jaunty-salatti main contrib non-free

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