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Pale Moon Browser

Postby CupidsHelper » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:44 am

I have noticed that there are Linux Distributions that have added the Pale Moon Browser to their repositories. I do like the direction this browser is going, versus Firefox. Please add to repos or software manager. Thanks. :) https://www.palemoon.org/
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby all41 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:59 am

+1 on the latest Palemoon --sandbox though
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby jimallyn » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:20 am

Again, if the Mint devs think there is enough demand for it, they will probably add it to the repositories. But I don't foresee that happening any time in the near future, so you will likely have to download it from the Pale Moon website and install it according to their instructions.
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby all41 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:42 am

I run this as standalone package--no install necessary.
Does not seem to get as many updates as FF though
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby CupidsHelper » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:25 pm

jimallyn wrote:you will likely have to download it from the Pale Moon website and install it according to their instructions.


Yep. Thanks. Will do. :D
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby CupidsHelper » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:27 pm

all41 wrote:+1 on the latest Palemoon --sandbox though

Sandbox? YMMV, it runs better and so far has not crashed at all. Firefox, not so much. Have a good one. :)
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby xenopeek » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:59 am

I guess all41 means a security sandbox, like firejail, to protect your system when an attack manages to escape the browser.

Considering that:
- Pale Moon continues to support NPAPI plugins while Firefox doesn't and Firefox didn't sandbox NPAPI plugins on Linux to begin with
- Pale Moon is as I understand it from version 25—late 2014—a full fork of Firefox but to this day CVEs for Firefox are found in Pale Moon's release notes
I'd be using it with a security sandbox as well.
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby all41 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:18 pm

Yes--keep every browser sandboxed and I recommend firejail as the agent.
The reasoning is this: firejail has config files for most any application already installed.
Firejail has your back way beyond your firewall protection.
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby Teksonik » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:05 am

As per your recommendation I have installed FireJail. I'm not familiar with using Sandboxes so could you give a little info on how to use it please ? Can I or should I run Firefox in FireJail ? Thanks ! :)

EDIT: Hmmm I click "Run FireJail " and nothing appears to happen. I'm running 18.1 Xfce if that makes a difference.
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby xenopeek » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:13 am

I have a tutorial for installing and using Firejail: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=240157. And yes, as all41 said, use it on every web browser is a good idea. Firejail comes with profiles for most browsers (Firefox and Pale Moon among them).
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby Teksonik » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:16 am

Ok thanks I'll read your tutorial. I have clicked on "Run FireJail" but nothing appears to have happened. User error I'm sure. I'm using 18.1 Xfce if that makes a difference. Thanks again ! :)

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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby all41 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:25 am

Hi-- so how did you install palemoon and how do you launch it?
The command to launch palemoon with firejail would be:
firejail <path to palemoon>
Here this would be "firejail /home/uno/palemoon/palemoon" because I extracted the palemoon file to my
/home directory.
To make sure you are running within firejail open a terminal and enter:

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firejail --list

This should report each current instance of firejail sandboxing.
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Re: Pale Moon Browser

Postby CrazyElf » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:57 am

Agree on this - Pale Moon is my main browser.


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