Install Firefox 58 On Ubuntu 17.10 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint / CentOS

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Install Firefox 58 On Ubuntu 17.10 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint / CentOS

In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 58.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS /14.04 LTS,LinuxMint 17,Fedora 27 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 58.0 on January 23,2018

What's New in Firefox 58.0?

New:

  • Rendering graphics for Windows users by using Off-Main-Thread Painting (OMTP)
  • Loading pages faster by changing how Firefox caches and retrieves JavaScript
  • Copy and paste screenshots directly to your clipboard
  • Firefox Screenshots now works in Private Browsing mode
  • Added Nepali (ne-NP) locale

Changed:

  • User profiles created in Firefox 58 (and in future releases) are not supported in previous versions of Firefox. Users who downgrade to a previous version should create a new profile for that version.
  • Added a warning to alert users and site owners of planned security changes to sites affected by the gradual distrust plan for the Symantec certificate authority

Developer:

  • Implemented the PerformanceNavigationTiming API
  • Added PerformanceResourceTiming.workerStart so sites can measure service worker startup time

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 be upgraded to new version if the PPA is updated

Note: Ubuntu repositories are updated with the newer version 58.0 if it is not working for you try the method 2
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 58 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/58.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-58.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/58.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-58.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-58.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of Firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox57
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox58

Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox56/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
Install Firefox 58 On Ubuntu 17.10 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint / CentOS
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