Friday, April 3, 2009

Installing Roboform in Linux and integrating it with Firefox

installing roboform on top of firefox2 in pclinuxos 2009The last roadblock of our migration to Linux is over with the successful installation of roboform on PCLinuxOS 2009.1 in our SEO Company in India. Now we are happy that we accomplished it after a week-long toiling around. We searched various forums for a fix and none of those suggestions worked. Here is the detailed and ordered acount of what we did to get roboform work on top of firefox in PCLinuxOS.

  1. First we installed "Crossoverlinux Pro 7"
  2. Then we installed "Internet Explorer 6" through crossover linux.
  3. Make the crossover bottle having internet explorer 6 default.
  4. Install "firefox windows version 2" in the default bottle.
  5. Finally, we installed Roboform Pro 6.9 in that default bottle too.

Important notes:

After please install "internet explorer 6" "firefox 2 windows version" and "roboform 6.9" in the same bottle of crossover linux.

That's it!


Kishore Kumar Gupta said...

This is very helpful post...........

Cal Simpson said...

This is is a nice academic exercise... but why in the world would one want to run IE6 on linux just to retain a trivial program like roboform. why not just stay with Windows?

Would you travel to a foreign country, only to dine at American fast food chains? Learn to relish linux. If it doesn't work for you, there is always Redmond.

manmath sahu said...

Hi Cal,
Thanks for your comment! Actually over the years we are fed up with Windows. That's why we moved to Linux. But we can't do away with Roboform. Ours is a web-promotion company and roboform is a very hand tool used for the purpose. That's why we made a workaround to install roboform in pclinuxos and integrated the same with firefox.

Omarra Byrd said...

I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I wrote a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:

There is also a FREE version of RoboForm that you can download on this web page, just to test the RoboForm software out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

Anonymous said...

was browsing around and lastpass looks like a serious (better??) cross platform alternative...

Import from Roboform
Web based multiple identities
Browser based

Any thoughts?

manmath sahu said...

lastpass is not as versatile as roboform. lastpass is good for personal use... when productivity is the issue you should use roboform..

Michael said...

Any specific reason why it has to be firefox 2? Three and 3.5 are out.

manmath sahu said...

Hi Michael,
Thanks for dropping by. The reason why I mentioned Firefox 2 instead of version 3 or 3.5 is, Roboform gels well of firefox 2 better than it's predecessors and successors.

How about this