How To Install Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11

Install Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Pale Moon is a free and open-source web browser that is known for its speed and efficiency. It is a fork of the Firefox browser and is optimized for modern processors, making it faster and more efficient than its parent. One of the key features of Pale Moon is its optimization for current and older systems. Unlike many modern browsers, Pale Moon is specifically optimized to run on older hardware, making it an ideal choice for users who prefer to stick with their older systems rather than upgrading to newer, more resource-intensive hardware.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Pale Moon Browser on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Pale Moon Browser.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https curl

Step 2. Installing Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11.

By default, Pale Moon is not available on the Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to add the Pale Moon repository to your Debian system:

echo 'deb /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list

Next, add the GPG key using the following command:

curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home_stevenpusser.gpg > /dev/null

After the repository is enabled, run the system update command that will update the APT package and finally install Pale moon using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install palemoon

Step 3. Accessing Pale Moon Browser on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, fonts will be available in most applications now, but you can confirm by launching the fonts application located in Activities -> Show Applications -> Pale moon browser or by running the following command in the terminal:


Install Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pale Moon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Pale Moon Browser on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Pale Moon website.

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