Debian Mozilla and apt-pinning are worth studying, but read also The Firefox Lover's Mega Thread. And consider using Google Chrome or Chromium also. When you know, what you need and what you want (not necessarily the same), you are free to choose your treat.
Hi!I've been using linux for around 8 years (mostly ubuntu). Recently I've been using windows just because I got a new computer and I didn't feel like installing a new OS since windows was working fine.
Got a new (for moi) EeePC 901 and already installed the latest Waldorf via last month's Waldorf update post.This netbook has 1 1.6GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, a 4 GB hd, and a 16 GB hd.To be used for some webdev, lite-apps dev, constant apt-get update'ing , and a few standard apps (LO, Iceweasel, Chrome, GIMP, VLC, ...etc).Wondering how I could best optimize the current installation or re-install
Actually if you use few addons/extensions with the Fox, even the most popular (they are updated regularly), you are almost always good to go, the rapid release cycle never affected me personally in a negative way.
Following the recent WWW browser discussion (thank you again to everyone who took the time provide constructive comments) I have been looking at options for providing an up-to-date version of Firefox/Iceweasel for the Waldorf release. To this end, I have been playing around with the Linux Mint solution of packaging the official Mozilla binaries.
My question basically pertains to running firefox from the repo vs running it from /opt. What I usually do is download firefox from mozilla ftp, extract, move to /opt, set symlink to plugins, and then edit /usr/shar/applications/firefox.destop, then save with new name.