Firefox 31 Stable Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 31 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 As a reminder, starting with Firefox 29, the classic interface has been replaced by Australis, a new UI with rounded buttons and a bunch of new features.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.

Among others, it comes with an enhanced search bar, allowing the users to carry targeted searches in the search engines directly from the new Favorites tab, the users now get access to the most visited websites by clicking on the thumbnails, some features for developers have been implemented and the memory management of the browser has been improved.

how to install Firefox 31.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 31.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because Firefox 31 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 31 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 31 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and derivative systems:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/31.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-31.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-31.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox31.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox31.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 31, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

How to install Firefox 31 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and derivative systems:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/31.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-31.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-31.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox31.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox31.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 31, 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 31.

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One comment on “Firefox 31 Stable Has Been Released + Installation Instructions For The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. André Eidler says:

    Thanks a lot for tutorial. Works like a charm.
    But always I try to install official version, icon in launcher does not appear correctly. How can I fix it?

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