After reading “Netscape releases Netscape Navigator 9 beta 1″ I decided to install and try NN 9 for a bit.
Here is how NN 9 can be installed on the the average Linux distro.
- Extract the downloaded package (Right click netscape-navigator-9.0b1.tar.gz and select extract here).
Now open your console and become root (su or sudo -i) and go to ‘not into!’ the folder where the extracted folder resides.
mv navigator/ /usr/local/
ln -s /usr/local/navigator/navigator /usr/local/bin/navigator
The browser is now set up, on to setting up the plugins for NN 9, compatable with Firefox which usually reside in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins :
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/local/navigator/plugins/
- Leave root mode with the exit command, done setting up NN 9
Now there is one more thing to do and that is setting NN 9 up in Gnome with alacarte and/or in KDE with the menu editor (kmenuedit)
Properties are for setting it up :
Description = whatever you want
Icon for NN 9 is located here: /usr/local/navigator/icons/mozicon50.xpm
To remove NN 9, as root:
rm -rf /usr/local/navigator ; rm /usr/local/bin/navigator
As non-root user remove it from alacarte and/or kmenuedit