Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 30 stable has been official released last week. As a reminder, starting with Firefox 29, the classic interface has been replaced by Australis, a new UI with rounded buttons and a bunch of new features. If you don’t like the new Australis interface and want to switch the the classic one, see the instructions in this article.
Worth mentioning changes:
- it got support for GStreamer 1.0
- the users are able to access their social, bookmarks and history easier, via the sidebar button
- except for the whitelisted ones, the plugins will not be activated by default anymore
- mute and volume features for each window has been implemented.
Recently, it has been added to the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems.
In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 30 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Installing Firefox 30 on all the supported Ubuntu systems and their derivatives is easy. All you have to do is update the system and install the firefox package. Like this:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox
If you are not using Ubuntu or a derivative system, follow the instructions in this article, in order to successfully install Firefox 30 on your Linux system.