Firefox 1.5 under Breezy

monotux at monotux at
Wed Feb 1 15:42:49 UTC 2006

This howto in the wiki might be worth reading:

There are a few issues with firefox 1.5 and ubuntu that several peope
have run into - one of them is extreme resource usage when trying to
save a file from an webpage on your computer, extensive memory usage
some times and a few other bugs... :-(


On 09:37 Wed 01 Feb     , Art Alexion wrote:
> 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.
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