Firefox 30 Stable Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 30 stable has been official released. As a reminder, starting with Firefox 29, the classic interface has been replaced by Australis, a new UI with rounded buttons and a bunch of new features.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.

how to install Firefox 30.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 30.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because Firefox 30 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 30 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 30 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox30.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox30.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 30, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

How to install Firefox 30 on 64 bit on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox30.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox30.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 30, 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 30.

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