How To Install Pale Moon 24.5.0 On The Most Popular 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. The latest version available is Pale Moon 24.5.0, which has been recently released, coming with a bunch of optimizations, better support for third party extensions from Mozilla, and some bug-fixes.

how to install Pale Moon 24.5.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux.

In this article I will show you how to install Pale Moon 24.5.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux.

Because Pale Moon 24.5.0 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 24.5.0 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/24.5.0/palemoon-24.5.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf palemoon-24.5.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*
$ sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon24.5.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon24.5.0/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

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

How to install Pale moon 24.5.0 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/24.5.0/palemoon-24.5.0.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf palemoon-24.5.0.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*
$ sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon24.5.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon24.5.0/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

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

 

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12 comments on “How To Install Pale Moon 24.5.0 On The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. JV says:

    When I try to run Palemoon on my PC (Athlon XP with xubuntu 14) crashes in terminal with SIGILL (Illegal Instruction). Any idea?
    There is a problem with the old processor?

  2. Kay Man says:

    In relation to:
    “How to install Pale moon 24.5.0 on 32 bit…”
    tar -xjvf palemoon-24.5.0.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
    shouldn’t it read:
    “How to install Pale moon 24.5.0 on 64 bit…” ?

    And, “Because Pale Moon 24.5.0 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 29…”
    Is this statement correct?

  3. Joseph says:

    It says, “How to install Pale moon 24.5.0 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint,…” Does that mean that you have to be running a 32 bit version of Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, etc.?

    Can you not use the 64 bit version of any of the Linux Distros?

    Thanks for you help.

  4. Joseph says:

    Thanks for the reply.

    So, looking at what you’ve posted above, they both say that they are for 32bit Linux systems. At least it looks that way to me.

    Another note / question….. I have PM running on a Windows computer, does PM run youtube videos using HTML5 or does it use Flash? I don’t see Flash listed in the “Plugins” section of the Add-ons tab. I’m not really a computer guy, so I’m trying to be clear.

    Love PM, by the way. Will install on my new computer running Linux when I get it. Not sure which Linux OS yet. Want to stay away from M.S. and the NSA as much as possible……..any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Geekster says:

      yes, you are right. my mistake. the second set of commands should is for 64 bit system. i will fix it!

      i would recommend Linux Mint 17 Mate. 🙂

    • jetgang says:

      Joseph I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tarh) on a 32 bit desk top system and absolutely love it.

  5. fred says:

    Thanks; this works; much appreciated: I have it working on 32 bit Zorin 8. on intel core 2 quad.
    Cheers.

  6. goossbears says:

    Really nice post helping me/us to install pm4linux on Linux Mint and Debian!

    The major preferences I found most useful for myself were to extract the palemoon tarball into /usr/local/bin instead of /opt and then to symlink the palemoon binary into /usr/local/bin instead of /usr/bin (/usr/local/bin is listed 1st in my $PATH)

    So for the current 32bit-version 24.6.2,

    $ mkdir ~/palemoon && cd ~/palemoon
    $ wget sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/24.6.2/palemoon-24.6.2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    $ tar -xjvf ./palemoon-24.6.2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    $ sudo mv ~/palemoon /usr/local/bin/palemoon24.6.2
    $ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/bin/palemoon24.6.2/palemoon /usr/local/bin/palemoon

    Works fine for me, as I have more than sufficient diskspace in /usr/local vs /opt.

  7. Geekster says:

    it is the same thing, whether you symlink it to the first or the last folder from the path (while it is in the path). if you extract the archive in /usr/local/bin, you don’t need to symlink it, if that folder is already available in the path.

    yes, you have pointed out well, it is a good habit to place apps in /opt, because that is usually on different (and bigger) partition than /usr/local 🙂

    Thank you for the positive feedback :). btw, palemoon 24.6.2 has been released, while 24.7 is on its way (the windows version is already available).

  8. Fede by Venice says:

    Thank You for your precious explanation. PM is very fine and light. I run it on Debian Wheezy.
    My trouble is to start from desktop, because now is it possible to start it from terminal only. I don’t find the way to make it. Which are the instructions for make it? Thank You in advance for Your gentle reply

    Fede

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