Installing Firefox 3.6: One more reason Linux isn't ready for the prime-time mass market
Jan 22, 2010, 14:34 (18 Talkback[s])
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"Looking to upgrade to Firefox 3.6? On Windows and the Mac, you
don't need to do much more than download a file, perform a few
clicks, and you're done. But for the moment, if you want to upgrade
it on Linux, you'll be in a world of pain unless you're a very
experienced Linux user. It's one more piece of evidence that Linux
needs plenty of help if it wants to crack the mass market.
,p>"Upgrading on a Windows machine is simplicity itself.
Download a file, run it, follow the prompts, and you're done. On
the Mac it's even easier; download the file, do a drag operation,
and you're done. And that's just if you want to get the upgrade
right away. At some point, Firefox will essentially do the upgrade
"How about on Linux --- specifically Unbuntu, the version most
people see as the one best suited for mass use? Good luck..."