Install Firefox 30 in Ubuntu 14.04

How to install Firefox 30 on your Ubuntu 14.04 system

By , ITworld |  Software, Linux, Ubuntu

Firefox 30 has been released, here's how you can install it in Ubuntu 14.04. Note that this will replace your current version of Firefox.

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/e...
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...
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

According to Linux G:

Worth mentioning changes in Firefox 30:

Support for GStreamer 1.0
Users are able to access their social, bookmarks and history easier, via the sidebar button
Except for the whitelisted ones, the plugins will not be activated by default anymore
Mute and volume features for each window has been implemented.

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