Install Firefox 44 On Ubuntu 15.10 / 14.04 LTS / LinuxMint / CentOS / OpenSUSE

In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 44.0 on Ubuntu 15.10 / 14.04 LTS /12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 17 / 16 / 15 , Fedora...


In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 44.0 on Ubuntu 15.10 / 14.04 LTS /12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 17 / 16 / 15 , Fedora ,  CentOS 6.X / 7.x , OpenMandriva & OpenSUSE

Firefox a most commonly used browsers by everyone and one of the standard browsers too.It is an opensource browser and it is developed by mozilla corporation and mozilla foundation and  available for Multiple Operating systems (ie) Windows,Linux,Mac OSX. 

Firefox comes with its private mode and powerful plugins.

Firefox released its new stable Version 44.0 on January 26th 2016


Firefox 44.0 Changelog 


New features:

  • Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections
  • Enable H.264 if system decoder is available
  • Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don't support MP4/H.264
Fixes:
  • Windows XP and Vista screensaver doesn't disable when watching videos
Changes:
  • To support unicode-range descriptor for webfonts, font matching under Linux now uses the same font matching code as other platforms
  • Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements
  • Firefox has removed support for the RC4 decipher
  • Firefox will no longer trust the Equifax Secure Certificate Authority 1024-bit root certificate or the UTN - DATACorp SGC to validate secure website certificates

Installation Steps:

Method 1 (For Debian based systems) Via PPA 


Best and easy way is to upgrade firefox by updating the Repository, it will automatically upgraded to new version

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Method  2 : Via tar file

Step 1:Download The Latest Version of Firefox 44 from their FTP site using wget


For 32 bit systems

wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/44.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-44.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/44.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-44.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-44.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox 44 folder to opt and remove the Older version of firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf  /opt/firefox
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox44
Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox44/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

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