How to install latest firefox 4.0 beta in ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 Using PPA

The latest beta version of Firefox is now available as a preview release. Take it for a test drive and let us know what you think!

How to install firefox 4.0 beta in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0

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10 Responses

  1. Richard says:

    I have installed Firefox 4 latest beta but i cant find it .

  2. peter says:

    look in:
    Applications> Internet> Minefield 4.0 Web Browser

  3. Richard says:

    Cheers Peter

  4. peter says:

    with the daily update I now also find
    Applications> Internet> Namoroka Web Browser (Firefox pre-release) that runs my plugins better and it has my old bookmark bar back too!

    And an unexpected but not unwelcome change is Thunderbird has become Shredder, another test package that runs smoothly.

  5. Bud says:

    After I found Minefield, it was an easy launch. Surprised when tabs were at the very top instead of the customary default FireFox location.

    64 AMD Tourion X2 no problem! The product appears to work well on my linux OS on a 64 bit Pavillion laptop.

    Excellent product, and I am looking forward to the production release.

    Bud Alexander
    Web Master

  6. Gabe says:

    Just wondering but is there a way I can rename Minefield to mozilla firefox and get the firefox icon? Also I would like to delete the old version of firefox because it’s still there.

  7. peter says:

    will this 4.0 Beta “mature” into 4.0 upon release?
    How about Slasher/Thunderbird?

    bottom line: should I remove both and install 4.0 and 3.3 when available?

  8. austin says:

    How do you uninstall minefield 4.0 through the terminal?

  9. steve says:

    I cannot seem to remove Minefield and get Firefox 4. Every time I try to reinstall, it drags up either Minefield or Namoroka.

    I’m guessing that these betas do not mature into the final version. If anyone could post a working guide, that’d be awesome.

  10. peter says:

    I followed the instructions in this link >
    I did not do any uninstall, Minefield is still there but Namoroka is gone and FF 4.0 is in use.

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