Thursday, June 12, 2014

In this Tutorial I will show you how to install the stable version of Firefox 30.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 13.10 /12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 15 / Fedora 20 / 19 / CentOS 6.X / OpenMandriva & OpenSUSE

Firefox an opensource browser and it is developed by mozilla corporation and mozilla Foundation and  available for Multiple Operating systems (ie) Windows,Linux,Mac OSX. 

Firefox Released its new stable Version 30 on 11th June 2014

New Features added in Firefox 30.0

  • Support for GStreamer 1.0
  • Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text
  • Sidebar button gives easier access to social, bookmark, & history sidebars
  • Fixes to box-shadow and other visual overflow
  • Error stack now contains column number
  • Support for alpha option in canvas context options
  • Ignore autocomplete="off" when offering to save passwords via the password manager
  • TypedArrays don't support new named properties

Installation Steps

Method 1 (For Debian based systems)

In Ubuntu Repositories Firefox 30 added so easy to install,just update the repos and upgrade it
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Method  2

Step 1:Download The Latest Version of Firefox 30 from their FTP
For Downloading from Mozilla FTP Click HERE


Use wget 

For 32 bit systems
wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-x86_64/en-US//firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-30.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox30 folder to opt
Remove the Older version of firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf  /opt/firefox
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox30
Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox30/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
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