Recently I published a short article outlining how to install the latest Firefox Web Browser manually, alongside your existing Firefox installation. In this article I will outline how to install the latest stable Firefox release by making use of the Mozilla Team PPA.
This Personal Package Archive (PPA) provides the latest stable releases for Firefox, unlike a previously available solution which was the Mozilla Daily PPA, which provided the latest daily builds. If you are looking for the latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox, this article will outline how to configure the PPA in order to install the required package(s).
Installing the latest stable release of the Mozilla Firefox web browser requires the addition of a Personal Package Archive (PPA). Configuring and activating this PPA on your system can be done by simply pasting the following command into your Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
Once you have the Personal Package Archive (PPA) configured, you can install the latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox by pasting the following two commands into your Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install firefox firefox-3.6 firefox-3.6-branding firefox-gnome-support
If you have issues with the latest stable version of Firefox, feel free to drop by the Ubuntu Tutorials forum thread and discuss solutions.