Mozilla Firefox 6 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 6 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Fedora 11 using YUM. This is not big deal for Fedora 15 users, because Firefox 6 found on update repos, but this is good for older Fedora users.

What’s new in Firefox 6

  • The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting
  • Support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
  • Support for EventSource / Server-sent events
  • Support for window.matchMedia
  • Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment
  • New Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
  • Improved usability of the Web Console
  • Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
  • Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Read full details from Firefox 6 release notes.

Install Mozilla Firefox 6 on Fedora 15, Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Fedora 11

1. Backup your current Firefox 3/4 profiles (just in case)


tar -cvzf $HOME/mozilla-firefox-profiles-backup.tar.gz $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/

2. Change root user


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

3. Install Remi repository (needed only for Fedora 14 and Fedora 13)


## Remi Dependency on Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12 and Fedora 11 ##
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm 
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

## Fedora 14 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm

## Fedora 13 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-13.rpm

## Fedora 12 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-12.rpm

## Fedora 11 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-11.rpm

4. Check Available Firefox 6 versions

Fedora 15


yum list firefox

Fedora 14/13/12/11


yum --enablerepo=remi list firefox

5. Install Mozilla Firefox 6

Fedora 15


yum install firefox

Fedora 14/13/12/11


yum --enablerepo=remi install firefox xulrunner6

6. Start Firefox 6

Then start Firefox with using command:
Fedora 15/14/13


firefox

Or use Firefox (6) launcher.

Firefox 6 Screenshots

Firefox 6 running on Fedora 15

Firefox 6 running on Fedora 15

Firefox 6 Acid 3 test

Firefox 6 acid3 test