Firefox 58 (Quantum) Released . With the release of this version of Firefox browser feels completely different, modern, quick and efficient. You will notice that the new Firefox is blazing fast than previous versions. Firefox 58.0 comes with a design refresh called Photon. This article will help you to install Firefox 58 on CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, LinuxMint CloudLinux Linux and other Linux operating systems. This article will use Firefox 58 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.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox
Info 2 – The CentOS/RedHat 6 only supports Firefox 41 and older versions due to GTK version. CentOS/Redhat 6 users can download Firefox 41 from below url.
Step 1 – Remove Existing Version
First remove any existing version of Firefox from your system if installed using rpm. Red Hat based system use following command.
sudo yum remove firefox #Redhat based systems sudo dnf remove firefox #Fedora 22+ systems sudo apt-get remove firefox #Debian based systems
Alos unlink or rename the current firefox binary (if available). For example, you current binary location is /usr/bin/firefox.
unlink /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 58 is the latest stable version available. Download Firefox 51 source code as per your system architecture using one of following commands.
cd /usr/local wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/58.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-58.0.tar.bz2
To download Firefox 32-bit version visit here.
After downloading the latest version of Firefox archive on your system, let’s extract the archive using the following command.
tar xvjf firefox-58.0.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 running on the system. Here install Firefox means to configure Firefox to work on your system. You just need to create a soft-link of Firefox binary file to 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 following command from Linux terminal. You may also use GUI menu to start Firefox on your system.