Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird
Antony Gelberg wrote:
While I agree that it is kinda spoon feeding, RTFM is generally not
encouraged on this list. My take on this is that give the newbie a head
start and he will pick the ropes much faster. Debian already suffers the
image of being unfriendly to newbies and we should at least try to get
rid of that (incorrect) image.
Joseph Haig wrote:
--- Albert <email@example.com> wrote:
I am a new user of Debian. My first task after system install is
to install Firefox and Tbird, preferably the latest 1.0.6 or
1.0.7. It's a piece of cake to download and install these from
the mozilla site, but I have no idea how I might then wrap them
with an icon and to get them to show in the menus. Do debian
users not do this sort of thing? If so, could someone point me
to the appropriate documentation?
Firefox and Thunderbird are already in the Debian distribution. Try:
$ apt-get install mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird
... or install them via aptitude. Hope this helps.
It does, I'm sure, but I think we should teach new users how to fish
more, rather than breastfeed them. No offence intended.
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE