Install Pale Moon on Raspberry Pi
A distant fork of Firefox, this is a lightweight and customizable web browser.
Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built
from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from
Mozilla's code a number of years ago, with carefully selected
features and optimizations to improve the browser's stability and user
experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of
extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Pale Moon
To run in a terminal: palemoon
Fortunately, Pale Moon is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Pale Moon.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Pale Moon will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Pale Moon
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Pale Moon.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Internet category, which leads to the Browsers category.
Now scroll down to find Pale Moon in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Pale Moon for you!