Install Pale Moon 24.6.2 browser in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Pale Moon browser in Ubuntu 14.04 and import your Firefox profile

Pale Moon is an open source browser based on Firefox. It does not, however, include the much disliked Australis interface. Here's how you can install it in Ubuntu 14.04 and then import your Firefox profile into Pale Moon.

1. Open a terminal window.

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


tar -xjvf palemoon-24.6.2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

sudo rm -rf /opt/palemoon*

sudo mv palemoon /opt/palemoon24.6.2

sudo ln -sf /opt/palemoon24.5.0/palemoon /usr/bin/palemoon

3. To start Pale Moon, type in this command:


4. To import your Firefox profile, use this command:

cp -R ~/.mozilla/firefox/* ~/.moonchild\ productions/pale\ moon/

Tip source: Linux G

Additional resources for Pale Moon

Pale Moon Site

Pale Moon FAQ

Pale Moon Forum

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