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Firefox 30 has been released for Systems and Android on June 10, 2014 with various bug fixes and updates. Below is the list of few changes which is made in Firefox 30. Read more details about this release of Firefox.

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What’s New in Firefox 30

  • Add web content to home page panels using Home Feeds Add-On
  • Add Quickshare buttons to Context menu
  • Locales added: Belarusian [be], Argentine Spanish [es-AR], Mexican Spanish [es-MX], Indonesian [id], Latvian [lv], Malay [ms]
  • Disallow calling WebIDL constructors as functions on the web
  • Mute and volume available per window when using WebAudio
  • background-blend-mode enabled by default
  • and various bug fixes…

This article will help you to install Firefox 30 on CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, LinuxMint systems. This article will use Firefox 30 source code available for Linux systems, which doesn’t required any compilation etc. We need to just extract the archived file and start using it.

Step 1: Download Firefox 30 Archive

Download the Firefox 30 source code as per your system platform using one of following set of commands.

For 32-Bit Systems

# cd /usr/local
# wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

For 64-Bit Systems

# cd /usr/local
# wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

Step 2: Extract Archive

Extract the downloaded archive file on your system using following command.

# tar xvjf firefox-30.0.tar.bz2

Step 3: Configure Firefox

To install firefox we don’t need to make any installation, We just need to create a softlink of firefox binary file to systems bin directory to make it accessible from anywhere in system.

# ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Now start firefox using command line

 # firefox

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