Install Firefox 57 On Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint / CentOS

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 57.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS /14.04 LTS,LinuxMint 17,Fedora 26 and CentOS 6.X / 7.x.

Firefox 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. and it comes with its private mode and powerful plugins

Firefox Released its new stable Version 57.0 on November 13,2017

What's New in Firefox 57.0?

New:

  • Firefox is getting a major Visual Redesign (Photon project) activated on the Nightly channel and which will ship with Firefox 57 on the release channel.
  • AMD VP9 hardware video decoder support for improved video playback with lower power consumption
  • Accessibility indicator will now appear in the title bar of the window when Accessibility services are enabled
  • Added support for Date/Time input
  • Allow users to manage the site data

Changes:

  • The browser's autoscroll feature now uses asynchronous scrolling, similar to other input methods like mousewheel, providing a smoother scrolling experience
  • The content process now has a stricter security sandbox that blocks filesystem reading and writing on Linux systems
  • Middle mouse paste in the content area no longer navigates to URLs by default on Unix systems

Developer:

  • Removed the Share button. If you relied on this feature, you can install the Share Backported extension instead.
  • Complete visual refresh of both the Light and Dark DevTools themes, matching the new visual style of Firefox Quantum
  • The Inspector shows the values of CSS variables on hover
  • Completely new and re-designed Console panel. Joining the Debugger and the Network Monitor, the Console has been rewritten using modern web technologies such as React and Redux. It now also allows to inspect objects in context.

So how to install Firefox 57 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS?

Method 1 (For Debian based systems) Via PPA

Best and easy way is to upgrade firefox by updating the Repository, it will automatically upgrade to new version if the PPA is updated
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Method 2: Via tar file -- applicable for all distributions

Step 1: Download The Latest Version of Firefox 57 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems

wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-57.0.tar.bz2

For 64 bit systems

wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-57.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-57.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of Firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox56
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox57

Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox57/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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