Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 24 has been released a while ago, bringing improvements to the previous version. Among others, Firefox 24 comes with a new feature called “Close tabs to the right”, that enables the users to close all the opened tabs from the right side of the current one, with only one click.
In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 24 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8, via the UbuntuZilla repository.
In order not to download it from the official site, extract the archive and link the launcher, in order to set it as default, we can easily use the UbuntuZilla repository, for Ubuntu and derivates, including: Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pear OS and many others. Follow these instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:
Add the repository to your system:
$ echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null
Add the repository’s key:
$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
Update the local repository index:
$ sudo apt-get update
Install Firefox 24:
$ sudo apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build