How To Install Pale Moon 25.3.1 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 25.3.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixed security vulnerability CVE-2015-0818. This vulnerability would allow remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and execute arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges via vectors involving SVG hash navigation.
  • Fixed IPv6 DNS resolution regression in some less common cases.

how to install Pale Moon 25.3.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy,  SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

In this article I will show you how to install Pale Moon 25.3.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy,  SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux, Manjaro.

Because Pale Moon 25.3.1 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 25.3.1 on 32 Linux systems:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.3.1/palemoon-25.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf palemoon-25.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*
$ sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

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

How to install Pale Moon 25.3.1 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.3.1/palemoon-25.3.1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf palemoon-25.3.1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*
$ sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

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

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