How to Install Palemoon on Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04 And Derivative Systems via Repository

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.

Pale moon is based on Firefox, has support for the official Firefox extensions, but does not contain all of the Firefox features, including: social API, accessibility features, WebRTC and has some specific customizations and configuration options which are not available on Firefox.

Also worth mentioning, Pale Moon did not adopt the Australis interface and is not planning to.

The latest version available is Pale Moon 28.2.2, which has been recently released, bringing the below changes:

Changes/fixes:

  • Changed the about:feeds icon for external applications to a generic icon, since that kind of access to executables is no longer allowed for security reasons.
  • Fixed issues with copying/pasting bookmarks in the Library View.
  • Fixed a crash occurring when using HTTP pipelining over some (broken) proxies.
  • Fixed several issues with animated WebP display (animations stopping, corrupted frames on lossy images, etc.)
  • Fixed an issue with the display of truncated GIF images.
  • Fixed an issue with deleting recent history not working properly.
  • Fixed incorrect duplicate compatibility mode preferences in about:config.

How to Install Palemoon on Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04 And Derivative Systems via Repository

Installation instructions:

For Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu based systems, palemoon is available via repository, so installing it should not cause too much pain.

Follow the instructions for your operating system exactly and everything should run smoothly.

How to install Pale Moon on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish:

$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.10/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
$ wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.10/Release.key -O Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install palemoon

How to install Pale Moon on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno, Linux Mint 19.x:

$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
$ wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key -O Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install palemoon

Optional, to remove palemoon, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove palemoon

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