How To Install Firefox 62 On Ubuntu / CentOS / LinuxMint

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How To Install Firefox 62 On Ubuntu / CentOS / LinuxMint


This Tutorial will be helpful to Install Firefox 62 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 62.0 Changelog

Please refer the link for the complete changelog

How to install Firefox 62 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS?

Method 1: Via PPA

Ubuntu 18.04 users will get their updates via the repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Method 2: Via Tar file

Step 1: Download The Latest Version of Firefox 62 from their FTP site

For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/62.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-62.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/62.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-62.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-62.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of Firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox61
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox62
Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox62/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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