How to Upgrade to Fireox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via PPA Right NOW!

Firefox 14.0.1 has just been released and since it is a major release, updates will be coming to official Ubuntu repositories soon. But for the impatient folks among you, here is how you upgrade to Firefox 14.0.1 from Firefox 13.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin".

Upgrade to Fireox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Install Firefox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 via PPA
Before getting into details, a few things about the new Firefox 14.0.1 release. The most striking difference for me is the inclusion of much-needed auto-completion functionality. That was one important feature I dearly missed whenever I used Firefox. Not anymore.

Firefox 14.0.1 re-introduces auto-completion

Now, about upgrading from Firefox 13.0.1 to Firefox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. As I said earlier, Firefox 14.0.1 update will be available in default Ubuntu repositories very soon. But if you can't wait to try out the new Firefox flavor in Ubuntu, here's what you need to do.

How to Upgrade to Firefox 14.0.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
  • Simple add firefox-next PPA and upgrade, that is all you need to do.
  • Open Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) and copy-paste the following commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
  • Done. Hope this works for you. I liked the new Firefox very much and might even give my beloved Google Chrome browser some well-deserved rest. Do comment and let us know your thoughts on Firefox 14.0.1. Thanks for reading.