20 November 2012

Firefox 17 Released with new Social Feature : Install it in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Mint 13/14

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Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. As of July 2012, Firefox has approximately 24% of worldwide usage share of web browsers, making it the third most widely used web browser.

New in Firefox 17

  • Improve display of location bar results
  • Firefox Social Integration (Only facebook)
  • Click-to-Play Part

To install Mozilla Firefox 17 in Ubuntu open terminal (Alt + Ctrl + t) and type the following commands

Step 1: Add Firefox repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Firefox 17

$ sudo apt-get install firefox

That's it , you have successfully installed Firefox 17. To check Firefox version type following command on terminal

$ firefox -v
Mozilla Firefox 17.0


That's it.
Enjoy :)

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