Firefox 1.5 under Breezy

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Wed Feb 1 14:37:46 GMT 2006

Downloaded this from  Figured I'd try installing it in
/opt.  To my surprised the archive contained the entire self-contained,
compiled binary directory tree.  Moreover, it grabs and shares user
settings (like bookmarks and prefs) from the Ubuntu version.  I find
this version much faster and less memory hungry.  I moved the entire
structure from ~/temp/firefox to /opt/firefox, and created a symlink to
the executable in /usr/local/bin.  Tuned the Thunderbird about:config so
that links open in the correct version.  Everything is working fine. 
Now my question is... do I safely remove the 1.0.x version that is included with Ubuntu.


Art Alexion
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