Install Firefox 30 in Debian Linux

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How to install Firefox 30 on your Debian Linux system

Firefox 30 has been released, and in this tip I'll show you how to install it in Debian Linux.

Firefox 30 changes the game for plugins since it requires users to give permission before plugins can be installed. Mozilla has made it clear that it hopes this change will provide a better, safer web browsing experience for Firefox users.

Firefox 30 also offers support for GStreamer 1.0, tweaks to the Australis theme, new APIs for developers, and a sidebar button that lets users open history, bookmark and social sidebars. All in all, Firefox 30 definitely offers some worthwhile changes and new features.

Here's how you can install Firefox 30 in Debian Linux:

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each:

For 32-bit Debian:

wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

tar -xjvf firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox30.0

sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox30.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

For 64-bit Debian:

wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

tar -xjvf firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox30.0

sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox30.0/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

3. Type in the following command and hit Enter to start Firefox:

firefox

Hat tip: Firefox 30 Stable Has Been Released | LinuxG

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