Install Firefox 27 in Linux Mint 16

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Add Firefox 27 to your Linux Mint 16 computer

Firefox 27 has been released, here's how you can install it in Linux Mint 16.

1. Open a terminal window.

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

For 32-bit:

wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/27.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-27.0.tar.bz2

tar -xjvf firefox-27.0.tar.bz2

sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox27

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox27/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

For 64-bit:

wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/27.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-27.0.tar.bz2

tar -xjvf firefox-27.0.tar.bz2

sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox27

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox27/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Firefox 27...comes with support for Social API, that enables the users to get Facebook and Twitter notifications in browser, while navigating the internet, support for TLS 1.2 (Transport Layer Security) which offers some secure encryption algorithms and supprot for SPDY protocol 3.1, which speeds up the load of the pages.

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