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Flock on Ubuntu Dapper

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Flock is a free, open source web browser based on Firefox. Flock is an amazing new web browser that makes it easier to share mediaand connect to other people online. Share photos, automatically stayup-to-date with new content from your favoritesites, and search the Web with the most advanced Search Toolbaravailabletoday. Flock is still in development and will be officially released and added to the Ubuntu repositories in future.

However, there is no Flock package for Ubuntu Dapper. Therefore youshould install flock by yourself using your terminal. Installing Flockon Ubuntu Dapper is easy;Grab the tarball, unpack it and run the binary. That it 😀

Screenshot

Flock Browser Menu

Flock Browser Menu

Flock Browser Flickr

Flock Browser Flickr

Flock Browser Blog

Flock Browser Blog

Flock Engage

Flock Engage

Here are the detail steps to install Flock on Ubuntu Dapper

Download The Flock Installer for Linux

Go to Flock Homepage to get the newest version.

Extract The Flock Installer

Open your terminal and type this following command:

sudo tar -C /opt -zxvf flock-*.linux-i686.tar.gz

Test Flock

/opt/flock/flock

Create Link

sudo ln -s /opt/flock/flock /usr/bin/flock

Create Application Menu

sudo vi /usr/share/applications/Flock.desktop

Insert this following text into your new file:

[Desktop Entry]
 Comment=Flock Web Browser
 Exec=flock
 GenericName=Flock Web Browser
 Icon=/opt/flock/icons/mozicon128.png
 Name=Flock
 Path=
 StartupNotify=true
 Terminal=0
 TerminalOptions=
 Type=Application
 X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
 X-KDE-Username=
 Categories=Network;Application;

Refresh Gnome Panel

killall gnome-panel

Well done!

Removing Flock

sudo rm /usr/bin/flock
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/Flock.desktop
sudo rm -rf /opt/flock

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