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Remove search engines and other Firefox, Chromium and Opera customizations on Linux Mint 14

Linux Mint LogoLinux Mint 14 has been released yesterday. From end users perspective Cinnamon environment looks and behaves beautifully, much better than Ubuntu 12.10 with it's Unity interface abomination. But if you leave end user stuff aside and take a look under the Linux Mint hood, there is high probability that you won't like what you find there. For the most part Linux Mint is using override system to run over Ubuntu files and apt triggers to override new files upon installing updates to Ubuntu packages of interest. This override system is also used to shove Linux Mint search engines and other revenue oriented browser customizations down your throat on every update of your favorite browser like Firefox, Chromium or Opera.

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Firefox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Screenshot

Firefox 4 is here as you might have already heard. I've noticed that not many people had updated their Firefox installations cause Firefox 4 won't be in official repositories until Ubuntu 11.04 Natty arrives. But fear not, "Mozilla Team" maintains Firefox Stable PPA for all of you waiting to update their favorite Firefox browser on Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. So here's the procedure for updating to Firefox 4.0:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade