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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])
(Other stories by Preston Gralla)

"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 itself.

"How about on Linux --- specifically Unbuntu, the version most people see as the one best suited for mass use? Good luck..."

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