Ubuntu updating firefox

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The Ubuntu updater did not seem able to do that and was only offering an update of the OS to 12.04 LTS. Although I am not sure as you only have Fifefox3.6 You will probably need to check you have the '' Unbufox'' extension installed in Firefox so that it will upgrade.Then navigate to about:troubleshooting you should see a link or an alert to upgrade. You will need to extract this in the correct location, but let's see first of all if you can obtain that download.Add the PPA and install Oracle Java 8 (the package provides both JDK8 and JRE8) using the following commands:----------------------------------------------------------- Update October 20, 2016: Previously, this package would increment the Java priority to make it default.The oracle-java8-installer package now sets the Java priority to 1081, and that may or may not set it as default, depending on other Java packages you may have installed (for instance, if Java 7 is also installed, Java 8 becomes default, but if Java 9 is installed, Java 8 doesn't become default). i'm new to linux flavor i hope these commands will helpful Update Firefox on Ubuntu / Debian Linux $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install firefox Update Firefox on Fedora / Redhat / Cent OS Linux # yum update # yum update firefox if your problem not solved by using this commands i'm solved i'm sry..! There is a nice way to upgrade a firefox to latest version, which I have learnt recently. Here i assume that you have configured system updater. i.e You have to look at System updater menu and select the appropriate firefox update.

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Actually 8.04 LTS was hardy as Lucid is 10.04 LTS which is still rather old as it was released back in end of April 2010.

To make Java 8 default, you must install the "oracle-java8-set-default" package (which configures the Java environment variables and sets it as default), which I added as a "Recommended" package to "oracle-java8-installer".

In Ubuntu, recommended packages are automatically installed, so "oracle-java8-set-default" should be installed when installing "oracle-java8-installer".

You could try updating your distro (canonical) version of Firefox but IIRC the version of Ubuntu you appear to be on 8.04 LTS (Lucid) may not offer official upgrades of Firefox (or presumably other software such as Open Office/Libre Office).

You could switch to a newer Ubuntu version, possibly 12.04 LTS (precise) . Precise will have a newer version of Firefox and will allow updating of the distro Firefox install.

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