When I thought about it, I found the answer and it was too simple to believe that they don’t add new launch so fast to their database because if there is some malfunctioning in the software and due to it the user loses important data that would only make them the bad persons.
I feel nobody wants to be on the bad side. So you shouldn’t be blaming them if you can’t find the latest version of software on Ubuntu.
The latest versions are delayed for a month at least and sometime more than 6 months as Ubuntu updates the major part in every 6 months. We as we know there is always a second way of doing things so there has to be one for this also.
Take an example of the recent adding to the browser community the Firefox 4, you must be thinking How to install this latest version of Mozilla Firefox On Ubuntu which was launched around 22nd march this year. I still haven’t got it in my Ubuntu software centre.
The check for updates link in the Firefox menu is disabled if downloaded by Ubuntu Software Center because Firefox is managed by a unique package management system.
So here is what I did to use the new and awesome as well as faster Firefox 4.
1.) Manual and Direct From Firefox Site
Visit the Firefox homepage and download the .tar.bz2 file manually. The best part of using this method is that your previous version of Firefox will be retained.
Now unpack this compressed file and find the launcher and you are ready to go. Add it to the desktop or panel it for easy access.
2.) Terminal Method
Another method for using Firefox 4 in Ubuntu is by installing it using the terminal. Add the Firefox’s stable repository and install it using commands. It’s easy for many and easiest for Linux users.
Here are the commands in case you forget:-
I. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
II. sudo apt-get update
III. sudo apt-get upgrade
3.) Ubuntu Software Center
Go to your Ubuntu Software Centre and find the Edit button and click it now enter the Software Sources applet and then open Other Software tab.
You are ready to add the PPA. After adding exit the software sources tab and allow the Software Center to update and find the Firefox’s stable repository and your new Firefox 4 is ready to be installed and will be ready for your use.
Use this to add the repository: ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable