Install Firefox 60 On Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint / CentOS

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 60 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS ,LinuxMint 18 ,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 60.0 on MAY 8th,2018

So how to install Firefox 60 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 the 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 60 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/60.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-60.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/60.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-60.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-60.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of Firefox if it's there

sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox59
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox60
Step 4: Create the Symbolic link for new Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox60/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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