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Time Narration
00:00 Welcome to the Spoken tutorial on Introduction to Mozilla Firefox.
00:05 In this tutorial, we will cover the following topics:
00:10 What is Mozilla Firefox?
00:12 Why Firefox?
00:14 Versions, System Requirements, Download and Install Firefox, Visit a website.
00:21 "Mozilla Firefox" or simply "Firefox" is a free, open source web browser.
00:27 It is the default web browser for Ubuntu Linux, serving as a window to the Internet.
00:33 It allows you to view the Internet web-pages and navigate through the web pages.
00:39 It also searches for web pages using search engines such as Google, Yahoo Search or Bing.
00:47 Firefox has been developed by volunteer programmers at the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization.
00:54 Visit '' for detailed information on Mozilla.
00:59 Firefox works on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Operating Systems.
01:05 Some examples of other popular web browsers for Ubuntu are 'Konqueror', 'Google Chrome' and 'Opera'.
01:12 In this tutorial, we will use Firefox version 7.0 for Ubuntu 10.04.
01:20 Firefox makes browsing better by bringing together speed, privacy and latest technologies.
01:27 It has a variety of features such as tabbed windows, built-in spell checking, pop-up blocker, integrated web search, Phishing protection.
01:39 Firefox provides faster web browsing with rapid rendering of graphics, improved page loading.
01:45 It also offers a variety of security and privacy options against fraudulent websites, spyware and viruses, trojans or other malware.
01:56 And it offers customization by way of add-ons and thousands of easy-to-install themes created by users.
02:06 Here are the System Requirements to run Firefox on Linux OS such as -Fedora, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian and SUSE.
02:16 You will need the following libraries or packages to run Firefox on Ubuntu 10.04.
02:24 GTK+ 2.10 or higher
02:29 GLib 2.12 or higher
02:32 libstdc++ 4.3 or higher
02:37 Pango 1.14 or higher
02:40 X.Org 1.7 or higher.
02:44 And the recommended hardware are Pentium 4 or above with 512MB of RAM and 200MB of hard drive space.
02:55 For complete information on System requirements, visit the Firefox website shown on the screen.
03:02 Let us now download and install Mozilla Firefox by visiting the official website at '' as shown on the screen.
03:11 Here, we can always find the latest version of Firefox.
03:15 Or we can click on the all Systems and Languages link, below the green area, for more options.
03:23 Notice that Mozilla offers Firefox in over 70 languages.
03:28 Here, we can download various localized versions such as Hindi or Bengali.
03:33 We can also choose the operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux by clicking on the various icons.
03:42 In Ubuntu Linux, first select the location to save the file. By default, the Downloads directory in your 'Home page' folder is selected.
03:51 Now you can select the Save File option and click on the OK button, appearing in the pop-up window.
03:58 This will save Firefox archive to the Downloads directory, under the Home directory.
04:06 Open a 'Terminal' Window and go to your Downloads directory by typing the following command: cd ~/Downloads.
04:17 Now, press the Enter key.
04:19 Extract the contents of the downloaded file by typing the following command: tar xjf firefox-7.0.1.tar.bz2
04:35 Now press the Enter key.
04:38 This will start extracting the files required to run Firefox 7.0.
04:44 In the Terminal Window, go to the Firefox directory by typing the following command: cd firefox
04:52 Now press the Enter key.
04:54 This will take you to the Firefox directory.
04:58 To launch the Firefox browser, type the following command: ./firefox and press the Enter key.
05:06 Alternately, you can launch Firefox by using the following command when your current directory is not the home directory.
05:15 ~/Downloads/firefox/firefox
05:21 We will see how to set up the default homepage later.
05:25 For now, as an example, let us go to '' website that has the latest news and information.
05:33 In the Address bar, below the menu bar, type:
05:40 The content on the home page of '' website is displayed.
05:47 Now, from this page, we can navigate to the various links to view contents in those pages.
05:53 Let us click on the first link below the Headlines tab.
05:58 This is how we can visit websites using Firefox and then navigate to various pages from there.
06:05 In future tutorials, we will learn more about the Firefox interface and various other features.
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