Install Mozilla Firefox 5.0 Aurora Build in Linux

Hardly one month after the release of stable Firefox 4.0 here come the preview version of Firefox 5.0. This is not the final beta of the next version of Firefox but is only a copy of aurora re-packaged as beta for testing. Mozilla Firefox is moving to a rapid release development cycle to deliver new features, performance enhancements, security updates and stability improvements.

Firefox Aurora channel gives users more opportunities to participate in building Firefox where users can test early stage features for future versions without all the polish and stability of a beta release.

Mozilla Firefox 5 Beta will be released on May 17th, 2011 and the final version on June 21st.

Download Mozilla Firefox 5.0 Aurora for Linux :

Firefox 5.0 Beta 1 Linux i386

Firefox 5.0 Beta 1 Linux amd64

NOTE: You can switch between Beta and Aurora versions at Help –> About. Like I said before this is not the final beta release.

Test it Out!

  1. Extract the firefox-5.0b1.tar.bz2
  2. Open the folder in the terminal (or) Press F7 in the folder to open embedded terminal
  3. Type ./firefox to test Firefox

Please let us know your Test Drive experience…

5 Replies to “Install Mozilla Firefox 5.0 Aurora Build in Linux”

  1. The use of the terminal is not necessary. When you have extract the .tar.bz2 file a directory “firefox” has been created. Just open it in your file manager (Nautilus, Thunar or other) and just click on the “firefox” file. You can also create a shortcut for it on your desktop, your panel or in your menu, if you wish…

  2. I have downloaded Firefox 4 on my hard disk. Now I don’t know how to install it in my Linux Mint 10 Juliya.

    Pls tell me how to do it.

    Is there any system like windows where I click on .exe file to install any software?

    1. What your referring to as .exe type in Linux is the .rpm and .deb file, unfortunately I don’t think there is any .deb files for Firefox.

      You can install Firefox 4 on Julia by opening the terminal (ctrl+alt+T) and typing the codes one after the other:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

      read more @ here

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