Install Firefox 61 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 / LinuxMint / CentOS

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 61.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS , LinuxMint 17,Fedora 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 61.0 on July 26,2018

What's New in Firefox 61.0?

New:
  • Enhanced performance:
  • Faster page rendering with Quantum CSS improvements and the new retained display list feature
  • Faster switching between tabs on Windows and Linux
  • WebExtensions now run in their own process on MacOS
  • Convenient access to more search engines: You can now add search engines to the address bar “Search with” tool from the page action menu when on a webpage that provides an OpenSearch plugin
  • Share links from Firefox for MacOS more easily: You can now share the URL of an active tab from the page actions menu in the address bar
Improved security:
  • On-by-default support for the latest draft of the TLS 1.3 specification
  • Access to FTP subresources inside http(s) pages has been blocked
  • A more consistent user experience: Improvements for dark theme support across the entire Firefox user interface
  • More customization for tab management: added support to allow WebExtensions to hide tabs
  • Improved bookmark syncing
Changes
  • The settings for customizing your homepage and new tab page in Firefox have been added to a new Preferences section that can be accessed from Firefox at about:preferences#home. The settings can also be accessed via the gear icon on the New Tab page.


So how to install Firefox 61 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 upgraded to new version if the ppa is updateds
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 61 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/61.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-61.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/61.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-61.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-61.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt and remove the Older version of firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox60

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox61
Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox61/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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