Firefox 32 And Thunderbird 31.1 Have Been Added To The Default Repositories Of Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 32 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 As a reminder, starting with Firefox 29, the classic interface has been replaced by Australis, a new UI with rounded buttons and a bunch of new features.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, Firefox 32 comes with an improved generational garbage collection, HTTP caching v2 has been enabled by default, the login metadata viewable is now viewable in the password manager, public key pinning support has been added, the number of found items in the find toolbar is now displayed, just like in Chrome, Scratchpad has received code completion and inline documentation, support for connectiong to the HTTP proxy over HTTPS has been implemented and both the Password Manager and Add-on manager have received improvements and a big number of security and bug-fixes have been implemented.

Also worth mentioning, HiDPI support has been implemented in the Developer Tools UI, the inspector button is now placed on the top left and a new Web Audio Editor has been added.

Also, along with Firefox 32, Thunderbird 31.1 has been released, coming with bug-fixes only:

  • Improved performance of autocomplete for large address books
  • Fixed an issue with IMAP being slow when looking for folders on certain server types
  • Fixed various theme issues relating to titlebars and toolbars

Also worth mentioning, both Firefox 32 and Thunderbird 31.1 have been added to the default Ubuntu repositories, so installing them is easy.

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 32 and Thunderbird 31.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

In order to get the latest Firefox and Thunderbird versions on your Ubuntu or derivative system, all you have to do is update the local repository index and install the firefox and thunderbird packages. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox thunderbird

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