How To Install Pale Moon 25.0.1 On Linux Systems

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The latest installation instructions for Palemoon

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pale Moon is an open-source, cross-platform browser based on Mozilla Firefox, being up to 25% faster then the original.

Also worth mentioning, due to the fact that Pale Moon is not affiliated to Mozilla, it will not adopt the Australis interface, keeping an UI inspired by the classical Firefox interface. Also, the support for DRM will not be added by default, the users having the possibility to enable it, via third party plugins.

The latest version available for Linux is Pale Moon 25.0.1, which has been released a few hours ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Update of the add-on SDK to add missing “Pale Moon” engine entries to lists. This should fix extension compatibility issues for jetpack extensions that otherwise already work with the new GUID.
  • About box release notes link corrected.
  • Fix for VP9 decoder vulnerability security fix.
  • Fix for direct access to raw connection sockets in http security fix.
  • Fix for unsafe conversion to JSON of data through the alarm dom element security fix.
  • Update of NSS to 3.16.2.2-RTM security fix.

how to install Pale Moon 25.0.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

In this article I will show you how to install Pale Moon 25.0.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

Because Pale Moon 27.1 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Pale Moon from the project’s 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 Pale Moon 25.0.1 on 32 Linux systems:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.0.1/palemoon-25.0.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf palemoon-25.0.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*
$ sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon25.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon25.0.1/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

Next, to start the Pale Moon browser, type palemoon in your terminal.

How to install Pale moon 25.0.1 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.0.1/palemoon-25.0.1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf palemoon-25.0.1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*
$ sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon25.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon25.0.1/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

Next, to start the Pale Moon browser, type palemoon in your terminal.

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One comment on “How To Install Pale Moon 25.0.1 On Linux Systems
  1. Rudi Pittman says:

    Pale moon provides a gui installer that can also be ran later to check for and install updates. Instructions are at: http://sourceforge.net/p/pm4linux/wiki/Installation%20and%20uninstallation/

    This seems a much simpler method than the one listed.

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