19 February 2013

Firefox 19 Released with Built-in PDF support! Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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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. On Feb 19, 2013 Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 19 for all platforms. Biggest addition in this release is the addition of Built-in PDF support that means users can avoid to use plugins with proprietary closed source code “that could potentially expose users to security vulnerabilities,” according to Mozilla.

New in Firefox 19

  • Built-in PDF viewer
  • Startup performance improvements
  • CSS text-transform now supports full-width
  • Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor

You can check complete change log HERE.

To install Mozilla Firefox 19 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Linux Mint 13/14, run the following commands in terminal (Alt + Ctrl + t)

Step 1: Add Firefox repository

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

Note: If your are using Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 you can skip the above step.

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Firefox 19

$ sudo apt-get install firefox

That's it , you have successfully installed Firefox 19. To check Firefox version, type following command in terminal

$ firefox -v
Mozilla Firefox 19.0


install firefox 19 in ubuntu/Linux Mint

That's it.
Enjoy :)

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