Firefox 29.0.1 Stable (With Australis) Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 29 has been released a while ago, coming with the new Australis interface and the Firefox Sync feature. Unlike the old Firefox interface, Australis has a modern and simplistic look with monochrome icons, rounded tabs, bookmarks, download panel, all together providing a Chrome-like eye experience. (If you don’t like the new Australis interface and want to switch the the classic one, see the instructions in this article.)

Also, via the Firefox Sync feature, the users can synchronize their browser data (bookmarks, passwords, history) between multiple devices via email. For more information about the latest Firefox version, see the release notes.

Now, Firefox 29.0.1 is available, which brings most likely only security fixes, due to the fact that it is a maintenance release.

Firefox 29.0.1 Stable (With Australis) Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems

Firefox 29.0.1 Stable (With Australis) Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 29.0.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because Firefox 29 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 29 from the Mozilla site, extract the archive, move to /opt and alias the launcher.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Firefox 29 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/29.0.1/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-29.0.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-29.0.1.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox29.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox29.0.1/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 29.0.1, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

How to install Firefox 29 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/29.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-29.0.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-29.0.1.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox29.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox29.0.1/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 29.0.1, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

Note: This will replace the version of Firefox you have already on your system with Firefox 29.

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4 comments on “Firefox 29.0.1 Stable (With Australis) Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. san-claudio says:

    sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*

    rm: impossible de supprimer «/opt/firefox*»: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type

    ???!!!…le reste est OK…Firefox 29.0.1 installé…

  2. Daniel says:

    Wow, that is one ugly interface. It becomes harder and harder to find software that is actually designed to be used on a real desktop computer with sensible input devices, and not gargantuan squishy-washy touchscreen interfaces for smushing podgy fingers on. Once the classic interface goes, that’s another lovely software I’ll have to ditch just because it starts feeling like LEGO Duplo (nothing against LEGO Duplo though!) I spend so much time working on computers, I just don’t have the nerves to add “fighting interfaces” to my daily chores.

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