The Mozilla Developers Are Testing A New User Interface For Firefox, Called Australis

Hello Linux Geeksters. The Mozilla developers have created a new interface for Firefox, called Australis.

It has a modern and simplistic look, with some design modications, including a new rounded tab bar. The Australis inteface has been already integrated in Thunderbird. It has been officially included in the Firefox 27 Nightly UX version and it behaves quite well on Debian Wheezy.

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 27 Nightly UX (with Australis) on the most popular dpkg based Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pear OS and Debian.

Installing and testing Firefox Australis is easy, all you have to do is download the archive for your system’s architecture, extract it, set execution permissions on the firefox file and run it, in order to open the new Firefox.

How to install Firefox Australis on 32 bit Ubuntu/Debian derivates:

$ wget -c
$ tar -xjvf firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
$ cd firefox
$ sudo chmod +x firefox

How to install Firefox Australis on 64 bit Ubuntu/Debian derivates:

$ wget -c
$ tar -xjvf firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
$ cd firefox
$ sudo chmod +x firefox

To launch firefox, just type:

$ ./firefox

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