Howto Install Firefox Quantum 77.0 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora

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Howto Install Firefox Quantum 77.0 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora

This how-to explains how to install Firefox 77.0 on Linux, with or without replacing an existing Firefox installation.

Firefox 43 was released on June 3, 2020

More information on Firefox release dates, beta, aurora and nightlies can be found on the official releases wiki.

1. What’s new in Firefox 77

This new release comes with the following features:

  • Improved login management to control passwords in Lockwise password manager.
  • Support for Audio Worklets that will allow more complex audio processing.
  • Better privacy protection for your web voice and video calls.
  • Enhancements to core engine components, for greater browsing on more sites.
  • Enhanced performance and nicer user experience for extensions.
  • Other various security fixes.

2. Remove Existing Version:

First remove any existing version of Firefox from your system if installed :

Centos/Fedora

Debian/Ubuntu

2. Downloading Latest Firefox Archive

The downloaded file is a compressed .tar.bz2 archive in this link https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#en-US . At the time of last update of this article Firefox 77 is the latest version available. Download Firefox 43 source code as per your system architecture using one of following commands.

32-Bit Systems:

64-Bit Systems:

3. Extract Archive on System:

Alternatively, you can extract the archive from the command line:

4. Configure Firefox :

Firefox source is completely pre compiled and we don’t have to do anything to make it running on system. We just need to create a soft-link of Firefox binary file to systems bin directory to make it accessible from anywhere in system.

Now start Firefox using following command from Linux terminal. You may also use GUI menus to start firefox on your system.

5. Conclusion

In this post, i have explained How to install Firefox 77.0 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora
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