How to install Pale Moon Browser on Ubuntu

Pale Moon is a free and open source browser for Windows and Linux. It is a fork of popular browser Firefox. Currently Pale Moon using open source goanna browser engine that is also a fork of Mozilla’s Gecko browser engine. It supports legacy firefox XUL, XPCOM, and NPAPI extensions and also comes with Pale Moon exclusive extensions. It also provides support for full themes and light skin and comes with fully customizable user interface. It run in single-process mode whereas Firefox became a multi-process program.

Install Pale Moon Browser on Ubuntu

You can install it from the opensuse repository, native deb package file and run it from portable package. Open your terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run each command one by one. If needed enter your ubuntu user password.

For Ubuntu 20.04:

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list
curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:stevenpusser.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install palemoon

For Ubuntu 18.04:

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list
curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:stevenpusser.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install palemoon

Run Pale Moon without installation:

Download pale Moon

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Download pale Moon tarball from the above link and save it on your Downloads folder. Right click and select extract here. Then open the extracted palemoon folder. Right click on palemoon executable file, select Properties. Permission tab and check the Allow this file run as program option and close. Then run the palemoon executable file. That’s all.

Install Pale Moon via DEB:

Download Pale Moon [For Ubunru 20.04]

Download Pale Moon [For Ubuntu 18.04]

Go to the above links and select your os architecture like amd or i386 folder and download the palemoon deb file.
Example for Ubuntu 64bit, the file name is “palemoon_28.11.0-1_amd64.deb“. It will change based on the pale moon version.

Save the downloaded file in your Downloads folder and run all commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i palemoon_28.11.0-1_amd64.deb

change the file name based on your downloaded file name.

sudo apt install -f
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  1. July 20, 2020

    […] free and Open Source Firefox fork for Windows and Linux. It is created by the developer of the Pale Moon browser. It supports JavaScript’s ECMAscript 6 standard, legacy NPAPI plugins, XUL/Overlay […]

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