Install Firefox 30 in Ubuntu 14.04

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How to install Firefox 30 on your Ubuntu 14.04 system

Firefox 30 has been released, and in this tip I'll show how you can easily install it in Ubuntu 14.04.

Mozilla has made some changes in how plugins are handled in Firefox 30. Users will have to give permission for plugins to be installed on their systems. This should result in a safer, better browsing experience with more control being put into the hands of Firefox users.

Firefox 30 has some other changes and new features. This release offers support for GStreamer 1.0, and it has a sidebar button that lets users open their history, bookmark and social sidebars. New APIs have been added for developers, and the Australis theme has been tweaked.

Here's how you can install Firefox 30 in Ubuntu 14.04.

1. Open a terminal window.

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

For 32-bit Ubuntu:

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 Ubuntu:

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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