Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Installing Firefox on Kali Linux

Mozilla Firefox is a quite handy browser compared to Iceweasel (default browser in Kali Linux). It has lot of plug-in features that Iceweasel lag. Sometimes, we find it difficulty while navigating through Iceweasel. Hence, I thought of installing Mozilla Firefox. To do this, you have to first un-install Mozilla from Kali Linux or else it won't allow you to install Mozilla Firefox. Here are the step that I performed.

1. Open root terminal window and type
    apt-get remove iceweasel
it removes iceweasel from the application menu

2. type echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null
it adds repository for the installation

3. type apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
import the required gpg key

4. type apt-get update
update the required package

5. type apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build
install mozilla firefox on your sytem

6. type firefox on terminal window to start working with mozilla firefox