Install Firefox 64 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 , LinuxMint & CentOS

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In this Tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 64 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS, LinuxMint 18, 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 64.0 on DEC 11,2018

What's New in Firefox 64?

Changelog preparation in Progress

So how to install Firefox 64 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS?

Method 1 (For Debian based systems) Via PPA

The 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 64 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems
For 64 bit systems
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-64.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of Firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox63
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox64

Step 4: Create a Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox64/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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