This blog describes how I installed firefox 15.0.1 with java jre-7u7 and flash 11.2 on a CentOS 5.8 host. None of the installation commands were distro specific so it should work on any linux system.
This technique allows you to test different versions of firefox/java/flash without interfering with your system defaults. It also allows you to install a centralized version that can be shared by other users.
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I recently installed iOS 6 on my iPAD and was impressed with the speed, battery life improvements and the upgrades. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed to find that Google Maps and YouTube were no longer available because I use them often. This blog describes what I did to address those missing apps.
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I recently installed gcc 4.7.2 and boost 1.51.0 on CentOS 5.5, 5.8 and 6.3 to take advantage of the improved support for C++-11. It was painful to do manually so I automated the process with this script: http://projects.joelinoff.com/gcc-4.7.2/bld.sh. Hopefully this will make it easier for folks that want to experiment with the latest version of the GNU C++ compiler.
If you are interested in a more recent version, I recently added a post
that provides a script to install gcc-4.8.3 and boost 1.55.0.
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