Firefox 104 Released . With the release of this version of the Firefox browser feels completely different, modern, quick, and efficient. You will notice that the new Firefox is blazing fast than previous versions.
This article will help you to install Firefox on CentOS, RedHat, and Fedora Linux operating systems. In this tutorial, we will use Firefox 104 compiled code available for Linux systems, which doesn’t require any compilation, etc. We need to just extract the archive file and start using it.
Step 1 – Remove Existing Version
Some of the Linux distributions have pre-installed Firefox web browsers. So, it is recommended to remove any previous version installed on your system. Use the following command to remove default installed firefox from rehat-based Linux distributions:
sudo dnf remove firefox
Also, unlink or rename the current firefox binary (if available). For example, your current binary location is /usr/bin/firefox.
## Or rename file
mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox_bak
Step 2 – Download Latest Firefox for Linux
Download the latest Firefox archive from here. At the time of the last update of this article, Firefox 104 is the latest stable version available. Download Firefox source code as per your system architecture using one of the following commands.
After downloading the latest version of the Firefox archive on your system, let’s extract the archive using the following command.
tar xvjf firefox-104.0.2.tar.bz2
Step 3 – Install Firefox on Linux
Firefox source is completely pre-compiled and we don’t have to do anything to make it run on the system. Here installing Firefox means configuring Firefox to work on your system. You just need to create a soft link of the Firefox binary file to the systems bin directory to make it accessible from anywhere in the system.
sudo ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Now start Firefox using the following command from the Linux terminal. You may also use the GUI menu to start Firefox on your system.
In this tutorial, you have learned to install Firefox on CentSO/RHEL 8/7 and Fedora 36/35/34/33 Linux systems.