Browsers On Ubuntu

by Noc Team on July 13, 2010

By Sohail Ashraf

If you are facing difficulties in installing messengers then here is our expert tutorial for you.

1.   Mozilla Firefox (Updated Version)

Ubuntu comes with the modified flavor of Firefox. If you want to use original release of Firefox from Mozilla, these steps guide you to do so.

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • firefox –version
  • sudo su –
  • echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  • echo “deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  • apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 247510BE
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install firefox-3.5 firefox-3.5-gnome-support latex-xft-fonts
  • Check the outuput. If the given version is up-to date, leave the below steps, if not then carry on.
  • Enter the root password

There is a plug-in (“User Agent Switcher”) available for Mozilla Firefox which can be used to run I.E based web sites. Just browse this URL https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59 And click on “Add to Firefox”.It is located at Tools → Default User Agent

Where it resides

Applications  → Internet  → Shiretoko web browser

2.   Google  Chromium

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • sudo su –
  • echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  • echo “deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  • apt-get update &&  apt-get install chromium-browser
  • Enter the root password

Where it resides

Applications  → Internet  → Chromium web browser

3.   Installing and configuring Microsoft IE

Method 1(Using Crossover):Best Way to install

Use the following procedure to install and configure Microsoft IE.

  • Go to Application → CrossOver → Install windows software
    • Choose Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0. And press next.

Now follow the procedure described in the GUI which appears from last action.

Where it resides

Applications  → Windows Application  → Internet Explorer

Method 2(Using Winetricks):

Use the following procedure to install and configure Microsoft IE.

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • sudo su
  • apt-get install cabextract
  • apt-get install wine cabextract binfmt-support
  • logout
  • winetricks ie6 comctl32 comctl32.ocx corefonts gdiplus gecko msls31 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 riched20 riched30 tahoma
  • Enter the root password

Now follow the procedure described in the GUI which appears from last action.

NOTE : Do not select Install Adobe Flash Player from the GUI

Where it resides

Applications → Wine → Programs → Internet Explorer

4.   Opera

Method 1(GUI Based installation):

To install Opera on your Ubuntu system follow these steps.

Copy Opera Browser.tar.gz on your desktop. Right click on this file and click on option “Extract Here”. Then you will find a folder “Opera Browser”.Open this folder and double click on “opera_10.00.4585.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb”. And chose “Install Package”. Follow the GUI setup to install and configure Opera Browser.

Method 2(Direct Download From Internet and install):

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • sudo su –
  • echo “deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  • wget -O – http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add –
  • apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 247510BE
  • apt-get update && apt-get install opera
  • Enter the root password

Where it resides

Applications → Internet → Opera

5.   Installing Apple Safari 3

Use the following procedure to install and configure Apple Safari 3

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • sudo su
  • wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_jaunty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    • sudo apt-get update && apt-get install playonlinux
      • logout
      • playonlinux
        • Click on “Forward” Button. It will download some file for it. Then click on “Install” button  Go to Internet Section. Select Safari and Click Apply Button
  • Enter the root password

Where it resides

Applications → Other → Safari

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

waqas July 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM

hay nice post.All browsers are there. But I.e is also there. its mean we can easily remove windows. even for testing i.e.

Ahmed Hassan August 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Nice to hear that i can use I.E in ubuntu too

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