Installing Firefox in Debian or Ubuntu with apt-get

Debian by default comes with Iceweasel which is “based on firefox”, but not quite the same as installing the original Firefox.

To install Firefox, do the following:

Add a package source to apt:

sudo emacs /etc/apt/sources.list.d/firefox.list

Now add the following line to this file:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import[/code]
Now, add the key for this source:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 3EE67F3D0FF405B2

Now update your sources and install as usual:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

 

 


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Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu and Debian with apt-get

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list

Add the following line to google.list:

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Then update package lists and install Chrome

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Recommended method of installation of Google Chrome on Ubuntu

Get the latest .deb package from the official Google downloads section.

Install dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libgconf2-4

Now install the package:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

 


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